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You are reading: UNSW invites participants for research on migrant and refugee students

A research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are inviting colleagues to participate in a study, titled Culturally and linguistically diverse migrant and refugee students’ participation in and transition out of university studies and into the “caring professions”: What are the views of educators? 

This project seeks to explore the perceptions, understandings and practices of university staff who work with domestic Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) migrant and refugee students (meaning any student with a CALD background who does not hold an international student visa but who arrived as a migrant or refugee). The study will gather information with regard to students’ preparedness for “transitioning out” of higher education and into employment or further study, commensurate with the studies they have recently completed.

You are invited to participate in an online survey and, should you choose to, a follow-up phone/face-to-face interview. Specifically, staff are being targeted who meet the following criteria:

  • disciplinary teaching staff (course tutors, course convenors, program convenors) in the key “caring” disciplines of psychology, social work, nursing and education
  • support staff (learning advisors, language experts, counsellors, equity practitioners)
  • senior managers with responsibility for teaching and learning
  • at least 12 months’ experience working for a university in either a teaching or professional role.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CALDHigherEd

For further information contact Dr Sally Baker: sally.baker@unsw.edu.au