Upcoming Events

Wirringka Student Services offers a range of events throughout the year that are free for students to attend. Offered exclusively to Aboriginal students studying at UniSA, our events provide an opportunity for you to connect with your peers in a fun and relaxed environment. Spaces are limited so registration is essential.

National Reconciliation Week


Date
27 May — 3 June 2024


Time
Various


Location
Online & on campus 

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is Monday 27 May until Monday 3 June. This year’s theme ‘Now More Than Ever’ is a reminder to all of us that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue, and we can discover ways of contributing to this by learning about our shared histories, cultures and achievements in Australia. 

A dedicated group of UniSA staff and students have worked together to create UniSA's National Reconciliation Week program with a variety of free in-person and online events, and we invite you to come along and get involved

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Past Events – 2024

First Nations International Study Tour – Info Sessions


Date
Thu 9 May


Time
7.10pm – 8.00pm


Location
Online

OR


Date
Tue 14 May


Time
11.00am – 12.00pm


Location
Online

Come to our information sessions about the fully funded 2024 First Nations International Study Tour! Learn more about the itinerary and activities, including hearing directly from our partners in Fiji. Be stepped through the full process - including application, preparation, costs, and travel. Hear answers to commonly asked questions and have the opportunity to ask questions of your own. Get excited about this amazing opportunity!

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Online Yarning Circle


Date
Wed 24 Apr


Time
6:00pm – 7:30pm (ACST)


Location
Online

Join our online Yarning Circle designed to foster connection for our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are studying online, externally or at our regional campuses. 

Facilitated by Dylan Hunter and Amy Pfitzner from Wirringka Student Services, this Yarning Circle will focus on building connections, checking in, and referrals to other UniSA services. We are excited to have the National Archives of Australia join us to speak about their services, including assistance with family history searches. Wayne Buckskin will also be joining us to talk about UniSA graduate programs. Additionally, UniSA International will discuss the 2024 First Nations International Study Tour, offering an exciting opportunity for students interested in a funded international study experience.

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Pangula Mannamurna Closing the Gap Day


Date
Fri 22 Mar


Time
11.00am – 2.00pm


Location
Pangula Mannamurna Gym

Hosted by Pangula Mannamurna, come along to meet Wirringka's Community Engagement Officer for Mount Gambier and learn how they can support your ongoing study journey. There will also be the opportunity to connect with other service providers located throughout the region, that can support your health, housing needs and much more.

Adelaide Crows Vs Geelong Cats


Date
Fri 22 Mar


Time
7.10pm


Location
Adelaide Oval

Do you love footy? 

We’ve got some reserved tickets for the Adelaide Crows Vs Geelong Cats game at Adelaide Oval.

Limited number available- first in best dressed!

Closing the Gap, A Conversation


Date
Wed 20 Mar


Time
12.45pm – 3.00pm


Location
City East Campus

Are you eager to engage in a meaningful conversation about Closing the Gap initiatives?

Join us for the Closing the Gap, A Conversation special event, where we will explore important insights with esteemed Aboriginal Elders Uncle Frank, Aunty Roslyn and Aunty Lynette, and UniSA Aboriginal academic leader Michael Watkins.

After the discussion stay around to chat with panel members and enjoy delicious snacks with native ingredients celebrating Aboriginal culture by Something Wild, while listening to live soothing tunes from Aboriginal artist, Kyarna Rose

Indigenous Allied Health Australia Meet and Greet


Date
Tue 19 Mar


Time
12.00pm – 1.30pm


Location
City East, Playford Building
Room P3-38

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) will be visiting the City East campus to meet with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander UniSA students studying across all Allied Health disciplines to connect, assist with career pathways, and talk about IAHA’s upcoming conference in December. Free lunch provided!

Aboriginal Comedy Allstars Fringe Show


Date
Fri 15 Mar


Time
9.30pm – 10.45pm


Location
The Garden of Unearthly Delights

With sell-out seasons across Australia and the UK, our premier First Nations Comedy Allstars bring huge belly laughs from the heart of the wide brown land. Starring Janty Blair, Sean Choolburra, Elaine Crombie, Kevin Kropinyeri, Andy Saunders and Jay Wymarra.

*Sold out

Cultural tour


Date
Fri 24 Feb


Time
10.00am – 2.30pm


Location
Meet at City West campus

Join us for a day on the Adelaide shores with an Aboriginal Elder. Learn about the cultural history of the region, get involved in interactive cultural sessions, tucker in to some indigenous food and be immersed in the music of didgeridoo, all while spotting local wildlife and soaking in your beautiful surroundings. 

Aboriginal scholarship info session


Date
Wed 15 Feb


Time
10.00am – 11.00am
1.30pm – 2.30pm


Location
Online
City West 

Join this session where our friendly Wirringka staff will demonstrate how to identify and apply for all Aboriginal scholarships, inform what documentation is required and provide advice with written statements.

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