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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSISU)

Relationships, respect, opportunities.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit (ATSISU) provides a focus for community outreach, student support, research, and teaching and learning, including coordination of the Indigenous Studies Major.

Since its establishment in 1984, the ATSISU has continued to support and encourage the celebration of Indigenous cultures, and to recognise the enormous contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make to UQ.

How the ATSISU supports you

From pre-enrolment through to graduation, the ATSISU can provide assistance with:

  • admission to UQ, including information on UQ’s range of programs, pre-enrolment preparation programs and alternative entry pathways
  • orientation for new students to assist with the transition to University life and study
  • advice on scholarships and prizes, including cadetships and student support payments
  • learning support and advice, including workshops, group sessions, tutorial sessions and individual consultations.
Learn about accessing the ATSISU
Watch Welcome to the UQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit on YouTube.

Connect with us

Explore the services we offer to support you and enrich your time as a student. 

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Future students

Learn about study options, how to apply and what life is like as a university student. 

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Current students

Discover support services and community groups to engage with during your time at UQ. 

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Explore research output or learn how to apply for a research degree. 


St Lucia campus

We're located on Level 2 of the Bookshop Building (4). 

Gatton campus

We have a student learning space on Gatton campus. Contact us to learn more. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Watch the video to see ATSISU staff answer some of our frequently asked questions.

Watch Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on YouTube.