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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Attaining student equity through the Universities Accord

Australia needs a higher education system that offers the same opportunities regardless of someone’s location, financial circumstances, or cultural background. Governments, institutions, and employers must work together to achieve this.

The recent Australian Universities Accord discussion paper emphasises the need for targets beyond overall participation in higher education to drive better long-term outcomes for students. This includes exploring the student lifecycle to improve access, participation, success completion, and graduate outcomes.

This event is an opportunity for student equity practitioners to come together to reflect on the questions posed in the paper and develop a consolidated response to ensure we achieve meaningful progress in student equity.


  • 12.00 pm: Networking lunch
  • 1.30 pm: Keynote lecture: Associate Professor Nadine Zacharias
  • 2.10 pm: Presentation: Analysis of sector data
  • 2.30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A: Intersectional perspectives
  • 3.30 pm: Concluding remarksPanelists to be announced.

The Student Equity Forum is jointly presented by the Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australia and UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion.

For more information on this Forum and how to register visit the website.