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ACSES is hosting its inaugural ‘Access, Achievement, Accord 2024: The Australian Student Equity Symposium’ in Sydney on 21-22 May 2024.

Event information

The event brought together university leaders, experts, policymakers, youth representatives, and practitioners from the field of higher education to discuss crucial matters concerning student equity against a backdrop of the Australian Universities Accord final report and recommendations.

Access, Achievement, Accord 2024’ serves as a platform for sharing innovative ideas, exploring best practices, and addressing specific sector-wide challenges related to student equity in higher education.

The program included keynote addresses by:

  • The Hon. Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education
  • Professor Mary O’Kane, Ministerial Accord Panel Chair
  • Dr Omar Khan, Chief Executive at TASO (Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education)
  • Senator the Hon. Sarah Henderson, Shadow Minister for Education
  • Professor Barney Glover AO, Jobs and Skills Commissioner

Event Program

The full Event Program can be viewed here.



Event Recordings

The event was broadcast live online and recordings from all sessions are now available on the ACSES YouTube channel.



Event Highlights

Some impressions from the event, featuring our speakers, expert panellist, in person attendees, and special guests, can be viewed here.