Ethan Savage

Ethan Savage’s family grew by more than 300 the day he joined the University of Melbourne. A student ambassador for the Murrup Barak Indigenous hub, he says the kinship fostered within the institute is a vital support to Indigenous students coming off country to study at Melbourne: “They provide a good way for us to stay connected with culture and create a family that’s not necessarily blood, but more connected through the University. That’s definitely helped me cope with the whole moving-away-from-family aspect of things.” Ethan, who is studying a Bachelor of Arts, joined the University’s growing Indigenous community under the Access Melbourne special entry scheme.