Engaging First Peoples staff, students and communities as a University of Influence in First Peoples Health
Engagement is critically important to the First Peoples Health Unit and is the premise upon which Griffith Health bases its planning activities, its performance in learning and teaching activities and in research to enhance its reputation in First Peoples Health.
Our engagement strategies target nine different areas of engagement: student and staff engagement, schools and pathways engagement, community and clinical engagement, donor and alumni engagement, marketing and communications, and rural and remote engagement.
We engage with community organisations, industry and partners in First Peoples Health and coordinate programs and projects which serve community, industry and partner needs. We engage with our Elders as the custodians of Indigenous knowledge and recognise that their knowledge is paramount to achieving Griffith Health’s mission in First Peoples Health.
We engage and collaborate with First Peoples health students to increase the type and number of undergraduate, honours, post-graduate and HDR programs and activities which meet their needs. Our work with First Peoples high school students, their families and communities builds aspirations, enables access, participation and success on their journey as First Peoples Health students.
Student Alumni Engagement
We aim to provide outstanding First Peoples Health student experiences to capture First Peoples Health alumni interest on graduation and the FPHU is active in establishing a First Peoples Health alumni network. We nurture connections with emerging First Peoples alumni in mentoring, philanthropy and industry engagement. This allows graduates to ‘give back’ and students have the opportunity to be mentored by successful health alumni.
Rural and Remote Engagement
We engage with our partners in rural and remote health to ultimately increase First Peoples student enrolments from those communities. First Peoples Health students also have the opportunity to undertake placements with community organisations, industry and partners in rural and remote communities.
First Peoples Health Student and Staff Exchange
First Peoples Health students and staff have the opportunity to travel abroad on exchange to First Peoples Health units internationally. Our students have attended international conferences as part of their degree and travelled overseas as part of the Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour.