The Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success acknowledges Indigenous peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated. With a history spanning 60,000 years as the original educators, Indigenous peoples hold a unique place in Australia. We recognise the importance of their knowledge and culture, and reflect the principles of participation, equity, and cultural respect in our work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future, and consider it an honour to learn from our Indigenous colleagues, partners, and friends.

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Did you know that over half of Australia’s university students are the first in their families to attend? And that over a quarter of them consider leaving in their first year? Or, that during the difficult times, students are more likely to turn to family (or their community) for support?

If you’d like to:

  • learn more about current research into first-in-family learners and their support needs
  • network with researchers and practitioners who are ‘innovating’ in this field
  • be inspired by examples of best practice

then you’re invited to register for Conversations about Retaining and Engaging First-in-Family Learners in Higher Education.

The main event is an all-day forum on Friday 25th November with invited speakers and sessions that showcase research and innovative best practice.

An exciting pre-conference workshop is being held on Thursday 24th November from 2.00 – 4.30pm, in which two innovative programs with Indigenous students will be presented, demonstrating innovations in the design of access, engagement and retention of first-in-family students.

For more information, including details on how to register, please visit the Conversation about Retaining and Engaging First-in-Family Learners in Higher Education event website.