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Ethan Savage


Ethan Savage’s family grew by more than 300 the day he joined the University of Melbourne...

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.