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The costs of and economies of scale in supporting students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds in Australian higher education
This Australian-first study has calculated the costs to universities of supporting students from low socioeconomic (SES) backgrounds.
Keeping the Party in Full Swing: Findings on Online Student Engagement With Teacher Education Students
The COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the need to teach and design courses in ways that successfully engage students online. This research set out to gain a deeper understanding of what it means for ITE students to be engaged in online learning and how teacher educators can enhance pedagogical practices in the online learning space.
Twenty-one reasons for implementing the Act-Belong-Commit — ‘ABCs of Mental Health’ campaign
This paper provides such knowledge based on the development, implementation and evaluation of the Act-Belong-Commit campaign, the world’s first comprehensive population-wide public mental health promotion campaign which was launched in 2008 in Western Australia.
‘One student might get one opportunity and then the next student won’t get anything like that’: Inequities in Australian career education and recommendations for a fairer future
Drawing on NCSEHE-funded research, this AER paper explores the career education experiences of high school students from low SES backgrounds.
Provision of equitable careers education in Australia: The case for middle years outreach programmes
Disparity in educational and career outcomes between rural, regional and remote (RRR) students and their metropolitan counterparts persists despite successive federal and state government initiatives. In this paper, we will present a study that highlights one important, yet overlooked, avenue to improve outcomes for RRR students: early-stage careers education.
Equalizing and Widening Access to Higher Education During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned from a Multi-University Perspective
The article provides a holistic view of the lessons learned and discoveries made from COVID-19, informing future program design and delivery.
The Best Chance For All: A Policy Roadmap for Post-Pandemic Panic
The Best Chance for All was developed in 2018 as a long-term policy vision for student equity in Australian tertiary education. We argue in this article that COVID-19 has exacerbated the issues that the policy vision sought to address and has increased demands on and of post-secondary education.
Should I stay or should I go? The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional, rural and remote undergraduate students at an Australian University
In this article we draw on intersectional theory and in-depth interview data to understand the experiences, challenges faced by, and related choice-making processes of students during the height of the pandemic period.
“Shining a Light” on Mature-Aged Students In, and From, Regional and Remote Australia
This article shines a light on a little-known cohort of higher education participants, mature-aged students in, and from, regional and remote Australia.
“A Stepping Stone That Just Pushed Me Further Into Wanting to Go to University”: Student Perspectives on ‘What Works’ for Effective Outreach Strategies for Indigenous Students
Drawing on findings from interviews with Indigenous university students as part of a NCSEHE Equity Fellowship, this paper identifies what works and what areas to strengthen in Indigenous specific outreach programs. The paper concludes by discussing the development of strategies and resources to build the evidence base of effective outreach activities for Indigenous students.