Bachelor of Archaeological Practice
Rob is a local to Ngunnawal/Nambiri peoples and grew up in Canberra.
“I chose this degree because it allows me to study something I’m passionate about. Archaeology and cultural heritage have always been things I’m interested in, but I never thought I would go to university, and especially not an elite school like ANU.
“I graduated from year 12 at St. Edmund’s College, Canberra in 2006, and before coming back to study I was working at AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies). Through the Australian Public Service Indigenous Cadetships Program I have been able to stay on there, earn some money and gain experience, while I’m studying.
“The strong relationship between AIATSIS and ANU means there is no better place for what I want to do, and there is always the option for exchange in later years.
“I really appreciate having the support of Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. It’s nice to have somewhere that’s always friendly and welcoming, and it’s great to meet other Indigenous students. The staff and facilities here have made a big difference to my first year.”