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‘I don’t understand it’: First in family graduates recognising and mobilising capitals for employment
Article by Olivia Groves, Sarah O'Shea and Janine Delahunty explores how employability was experienced and enacted by First-in-Family participants.
Aspirations, equity and higher education course choice: The path travelled
NCSEHE-funded research led by Dr Felicia Jaremus examined which students realise their childhood aspirations, for what higher education courses, and why.
STEM Pathways: The impact of equity, motivation and prior achievement
Research shows strong academic performance of women in STEM degree could translate to improved career outcomes by resolving access and post-graduation barriers.
Fostering High University and Vocational Expectations during Adolescence through Discussions
Article by Emmy Thamakaison from Stanford University summarises a recent study by NCSEHE Fellows Catherine Drane and Lynette Vernon (Edith Cowan University)
Influencers: the importance of discussions with parents, teachers and friends to support vocational and university pathways
New study by Lynette Vernon and Catherine Drane informs influencers as to the importance of timely career pathway discussions with students.
Going-it alone: the university progression of women nursing students who are the first person in their intimate relationship to go to university
Edith Cowan university authors have published the findings from their qualitative longitudinal study with female university undergraduate students.
‘…having people that will help you, that know the ropes and have walked that road before you’: How does first in family status impact graduates in the employment field?
Sarah O'Shea, Olivia Groves and Janine Delahunty. Originally published in the Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability.
#NCSEHE_Snapshots series
The NCSEHE hosted a series of lightning talks and online discussions presented by the 2019/20 Equity Fellows on 26–30 October 2020
Artificial intelligence, ethics, equity and higher education: A ‘beginning-of-the-discussion’ paper
NCSEHE 2016 Equity Fellow Erica Southgate discusses potential implications of artificial intelligence for ethics and equity in higher education.
Rethinking ‘widening participation’ in higher education
Sarah O'Shea considers the concept of ‘widening participation’ by situating it politically, socially and in relation to dominant knowledge constructions.