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You are reading: Prof Ian Li presents at Student Equity Forum

This week, ACSES Director of Research and Policy, Professor Ian Li, was part of a small team presenting at the ‘Student Equity Forum‘ – a capacity building activity offered alongside this year’s Student Success Conference, held in Melbourne.

In his session on “What is Student Equity?”, Professor Li covered some equity fundamentals, such as defining equity (and how it is different to equality), what equity means in the higher education context, some history and background to student equity in higher education, and its current role in the national higher education policy landscape.

The Forum was facilitated by EPHEA President Dr Kylie Austin (pictured) and included presentations from Karen Seary (NAEEA), Darlene McLennan (ADCET), Chris Ronan (SPERA), Nadine Zacharias (Equity by Design), Sonal Singh (EPHEA), and Nicola Cull (EPHEA).

More information about the Forum including a full set of presentation slides can be found here.