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Please join us to discuss research recently conducted by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University, aimed at gaining a “snapshot” of current university equity scholarship practice.

This forum is an opportunity for you to:

  • discern the scope of current equity scholarship offerings
  • identify the structural arrangements within which equity scholarships lie institutionally
  • illuminate what constitutes best practice from the perspective of those involved, and
  • consider the importance of equity scholarships alongside other supports and the relationships with stakeholders internally and externally that expedite scholarship development and delivery.


9:30am-10:00am Registration, Morning Tea and Networking
10.00am-10.15am Welcome Welcome to Country – Aunty Agnes Shea OAM, Ngunnawal Elder and Welcome to University of Canberra – Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker
10.15am-11.15am The Research – Professor Sue Trinidad, Director, NCSEHE and Professor Gail Whiteford, Higher Education Consultant, NCSEHE
11.15am-11.30am The Context – Professor John Dewar, Vice-Chancellor, La Trobe University and member of Minister Pyne’s Review Panel
11.30am-12.00pm The Impact of Equity Scholarships – Scholarship recipients Ellie Rowland and Jonathan Goerlach speak
12.00pm-12.45pm Lunch and Networking
12.45pm-1.15pm The Future – Mary Kelly, Equity Director, Queensland University of Technology
1.15pm-1.50pm Feedback From Sector – Facilitated discussion in response to Mary Kelly’s presentation and research recommendations
1.50pm-2.00pm Thank you and Close – Professor Sue Trinidad, Director, NCSEHE

RSVP: Wednesday 4 February 2015 via the event registration page. Spaces are limited, so please register early.