Find out more about our staff, our mission and our vision

The GUMURRII Student Success Unit is the heart of Griffith University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and is located on each of Griffith’s campuses. GUMURRII is a dedicated support unit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at Griffith University. Our staff assist students from recruitment, orientation to graduation, providing undergraduate and postgraduate support, including tutorial assistance, in a safe and culturally appropriate learning environment.

Our Logo story

The GUMURRII Student Success Unit (SSU) logo was designed by Indigenous artist Marcus Lee. The graphic symbolises Griffith’s five physical campuses with the five traditional owners of the land. It also depicts the career pathways to learning and development joined by the red to symbolise their journey at Griffith University.

Message from our director

On behalf of the GUMURRII Student Success staff, it is a pleasure to welcome you to Griffith University. Whether you are a current student, alumni, employer, community partner, I invite you to explore the many opportunities that exist through our unit and presented on our website. GUMURRII Student Success Unit works with our community partners to create pathways that build lifelong learning. Our primary mission is to provide a cultural learning environment that will assist our students and future students to follow their aspirations through higher education.

Ms Cheryl Godwell-Pepper
Director, GUMURRII

First Peoples

We have a strong vision for First Peoples students at Griffith.

With the highest Indigenous student population of any Queensland university, Griffith is committed to championing the culture, knowledge and experiences of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

First Peoples

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GUMURRII Brochure

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Mission statement

GUMURRII Student Success Unit is dedicated to providing high-quality student support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at Griffith University.

The Unit provides higher education pathways for our students in a safe and culturally appropriate learning environment.

Vision statement

GUMURRII Student Success Unit pursue the best possible outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students by focusing on a community-based approach to lifelong learning, organisational engagement and educational advancement.

The Unit is a national leader in student enrolments, participation, retention and success, by actively enhancing the student experience for our people within higher education through high-quality student support services and facilities.

GUMURRII campus staff

Gold Coast

Nathan

Mt Gravatt

Logan Staff

Logan

South Bank / OUA

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