In Depth

Meet the First Nations university students paving the way to a more equal future

Sarah Matthews
By Sarah Matthews
April 29 2022 - 7:00am
Nyikina woman Hayley Shields started a Bachelor of Environmental Science last year. Picture: Sarah Matthews

In Australia, only 1.9 per cent of university students enrolled in 2018 identified as Indigenous, according to the most recent figures from Universities Australia. And of them, only 47 per cent complete their degrees, compared to 74 per cent of non-Indigenous students.

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Sarah Matthews

Sarah Matthews

Northern Territory Correspondent

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