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Traversing the terrain of higher education: experiences of refugee youth on the inside
This paper is based on a qualitative research study conducted across urban and regional Australian universities. The aim of the project was to investigate the enablers and constraints faced by refugee background students transitioning from high school to university.
Supporting school-university pathways for refugee students’ access and participation in tertiary education
This report examines the barriers and challenges faced by refugee background students transitioning from secondary schools to university in three regions. The three regions were chosen specifically for their demonstrated experience in providing targeted programs for refugee students, their significant refugee support programs with schools in the local area and their unique refugee populations.
Facilitating the learning journey from vocational education and training to higher education
An increase in students who enter higher education in Australia following their studies in the vocational education and training (VET) sector has led to heightened national interest in the transition experiences of these students. This paper reports on the experiences of students who, as a result of their VET studies, entered a relatively new, large, metropolitan university in 2009 and 2010 in the fields of Business and Law, Early Childhood and Nursing.