Human Movements graduate finds she has the 'agility' to succeed
Published on 24 April, 2012
A love of sports led Rockhampton Indigenous woman Sherry-Kaye Savage into the study of Human Movements at CQUniversity, where she really enjoyed biology, anatomy and the practical components of her degree.
As a new graduate, she was able to help provide agility sessions for students involved in the University's Indigenous Widening Participation holiday program.
"From taking the agility sessions in the program I was able to form a connection with the widening participation group and when the job came up I applied and was blessed to receive the job as an Indigenous Widening Participation Officer," Sherry-Kaye said.
During her degree, Sherry-Kaye was able to draw on support from an Indigenous Youth Leadership Program (IYLP) Tertiary Scholarship and was able to make the most of an overseas exchange experience at the University of Windsor in Canada.
"One of the biggest benefits of the exchange was the cultural experience and also the chance to study courses not offered locally," she said.
While working as an Indigenous Widening Participation Officer, Sherry-Kaye is now enrolled in a Bachelor of Health Science degree with a view to becoming qualified as a physiotherapist.
Sherry-Kaye praised the student support she has gained from staff at CQUniversity's Nulloo Yumbah. Nulloo Yumbah in the language of the Darumbal people means ‘our home' or ‘place' and it's more formally known as CQUniversity's Indigenous Learning, Spirituality & Research Centre.