Indigenous Access

Lincoln yartangka yuwanthi - Lincoln is situated on Kaurna land

We're committed to equity access for our Indigenous residents and provide a culturally safe and welcoming space, supported by an Indigenous access program. Guided by our Indigenous Advisor, Lincoln delivers academic support, career development, scholarships and financial assistance. Also, all fees are paid for by Abstudy under the Residential Cost Option, for approved residents.

Indigenous Advisor

The role of the Indigenous Advisor on the student leadership team is to provide support and help deliver programs for Indigenous students. Equipped with training in leadership, community building, mental and physical first aid and conflict resolution, the Indigenous Advisor is focused on the wellbeing of our Indigenous residents.

Scholarship Latisha“I admire the courage of Indigenous students, making a change and adjusting to such a culturally diverse environment. This is where I believe my role is highly important in ensuring students feel well connected with home and any academic assistance they may need. I find my position quite rewarding, and would like to think my assistance will benefit my fellow peers.
Latisha Sykora, Lincoln Indigenous Advisor 2018

Academic support

The Academic Team provides peer support, mentoring and in-house tutorials. From course specific tutorials to broader session on career development, navigating the university system, and exam preparation, the Academic Team is here to help our residents succeed at university.

Career development

Lincoln provides access to mentoring, internship and panel sessions. The Indigenous panel session provides residents an opportunity to network and gain professional advice from local Indigenous professionals from a range of career backgrounds and stages of life.

Scholarships and financial assistance

All fees are paid for by Abstudy under the Residential Cost Option, for approved residents.

Lincoln also offers a living allowance to all Indigenous residents who are not receiving other forms of financial support, to be used for day to day study and living expenses.

Cultural connection

Lincoln hosts guest speakers throughout the year to speak about Indigenous issues as well as foster strong relationships with the broader community. Lincoln has close links with the University Indigenous support programs, including The University of Adelaide’s Wirltu Yarlu and UniSA’s Wirringka.

Cultural space

In 2016, the residents of Lincoln collaborated with Aboriginal artist Nish Cash (of Jingili and Mudburra heritage) from Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute to create an art project designed to promote inclusiveness and solidify the Indigenous presence at Lincoln. This stunning mural is now part of our BBQ area on the ground floor of Hambly Building.