Jarrod Hughes will undertake a MSc in Social Policy (Research) at the London School of Economics. A Taungurung man from the Kulin Nation in central Victoria and a member of the Victorian Aboriginal community, Jarrod graduated with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Law with First Class Honours in Law from Monash University in 2014.
Towards the end of his undergrad, Jarrod played a pivotal role in designing and implementing a pathway program for Indigenous students to study law at Monash. Jarrod was nominated as the Monash representative for the 2014 Chief Justice's Medal for Excellence and Community Service in recognition of his role in developing his pathway. Jarrod also received the LexisNexis Award For Excellence, the Indigenous Law Prize and the Landon-Smith Family Scholarship during his studies.
Jarrod has worked as Executive Officer at the Southern Metropolitan Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee for the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation, and was previously Director of the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation.
Jarrod participated in the 2017 Aurora Indigenous Scholars International Study Tour. You can read about his experiences on the Tour here.