UNSW Indigenous Winter School

The UNSW Winter School is a fully supervised, week-long residential program designed to provide Indigenous students in years 10, 11 and 12 with an opportunity to experience university life.

The program is coordinated by Nura Gili who covers the costs for all participants. During Winter School, 100 students are introduced to tertiary studies in an area of their choice whilst also participating in university life with fellow Indigenous students from around the country.

Apart from the team at Nura Gili and the relevant staff in each faculty, supervisors make up a very important component of Winter School. Each faculty has two allocated day supervisors and there are also dedicated night supervisors who stay on campus each night for the duration of the program.


  • Provide high level supervision to students attending the Nura Gili Winter School program
  • Assist with day or night activities as requested by Winter School Coordinator and senior staff
  • Monitor safety and behaviour of all participants in the program and ensure they abide by the rules at all times
  • Ensure a physically and emotionally safe environment for students
  • Report any issues that may arise to Nura Gili and/or Faculty staff
  • Work closely with Nura Gili and Faculty staff
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that their actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in the university.

Participating schools and faculties

  • UNSW Built Environment
  • UNSW Business School
  • UNSW Engineering
  • UNSW Law
  • UNSW Medicine
  • UNSW Art and Design 
  • UNSW Science
  • School of the Arts and Media
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Education  

How to get involved

Supervisors for the UNSW Winter School Program must be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Currently studying or recently graduated from UNSW and have a Strong Academic Record and Good Academic Standing.

Students are notified of positions via email and all applications are available online at the Nura Gili website.


  • Participant
  • Night and Day Supervisors


Mandatory training is held 2 weeks before Winter School.


First Week in July.


  • Accredited by UNSW Advantage = Yes
    (For recognition on Australia Higher Education Graduation Statement)

Availability of activity

Term break

Type of activity

Paid activities

Interest area / Advantages

Tutoring & mentoring, Youth work

Skills required and/or developed

Academic & scholarly skills, Cross-cultural & global citizenship, Interpersonal & communication, Leadership, Organisational & time management

Contacts and more information


Nura Gili


Cheryl Ah-See, Executive Officer


[email protected]




02 9385 3805

For more information about co-curricular activities, see UNSW Advantage.

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