A group of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander students have recently come back from a study tour of universities in the UK & USA.
It’s part of a program, developed by the Aurora Education Foundation – that encourages First Nations students to go into post graduate study after they finish university. The tour allows them to also explore opportunities to expand their studies overseas.
One of the students who went on the trip was Yamatji woman Josephine Newman, who graduated this year with two degrees at WA’s Curtin University - a Bachelor degree in Arts focusing on Professional Writing & a Bachelor degree in Science focusing on Environmental Biology. She is also looking to set up a science fiction studies centre one day as well.
Josephine took some time out to speak to CAAMA’s Philippe Perez about her experiences on the study tour.