The 2017 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour Reception

Where: Sydney, NSW

When: Thu 19th Oct 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 (2 hours, 30 minutes)

The focus of the Reception is the 19 talented students and graduates from across Australia who leave on 21 October for the annual Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour.  The 5-week Study Tour will take them to Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, New York University and Stanford in the US, and then on to Cambridge, London School of Economics and Oxford in the UK.  Following on from the past 6 Study Tours, 44 of our participants have applied to the universities visited and 39 have been accepted – an 89% success rate.

To provide a little more context, 7 years ago there had never been an Indigenous Australian studying for a full-time degree at Cambridge or Oxford universities (consistently ranked as 2 of the top 5 universities in the world).  Today, 37 Indigenous Australians have been accepted to Oxford and/or Cambridge, and so far 21 of 21 have graduated.  Whereas we have usually had 3-4 PhD candidates and a group of Masters students overseas, this academic year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust and the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation are supporting 10 PhD students at Oxford (6), Cambridge (3), a PhD student at Harvard and a number of Masters students attending the London School of Economics and UCLA.
Attending the Reception will be a range of past Study Tour participants and other Indigenous graduates from these leading overseas universities.  Also attending this event are Roberta Sykes Foundation Bursary recipients who have attended short executive programs at Harvard (supported by the Harvard Club of Australia) and INSEAD (in partnership with Chief Executive Women).

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