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You are reading: NCSEHE Webinar: Career construction, future work and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low SES backgrounds

During 2018/19, the NCSEHE has supported Associate Professor Maria Raciti to conduct a Research Fellowship project examining the relationships between perceived risk and university participation for low socioeconomic status (SES) students.

In this webinar, Maria provided an overview of her project and key findings, including a University participation decision-making model comparing the influence of perceived risks on students from low SES backgrounds with those from other SES backgrounds and identifying specific areas for widening participation interventions.

Webinar participants were given the opportunity to contribute through a Q and A segment and feedback was welcomed on ongoing opportunities to engage with students, teachers, parents and communities to apply the research.

Webinar Recording

Webinar transcript


About the Presenter

Associate Professor Maria Raciti (University of the Sunshine Coast)

Associate Professor Maria Raciti uses marketing tools and techniques for the greater good — being the active pursuit of equity, social justice and betterment. Dr Raciti’s main research areas are social marketing and widening participation in higher education. Associate Professor Maria Raciti is an Adjunct Fellow with the NCSEHE and was part of a 2019 Departmental Taskforce with the Australian Government Department of Education. Dr Raciti is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), was the 2018 Research Fellow with the NCSEHE, and is co-leader of two Indigenous research groups at USC.

We would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training (ADCET) in conducting NCSEHE webinars.