Project Leaders: Professor Cindy Shannon, Dr Katelyn Barney and Professor Ian Lilley
Research Officers: Lauren Scheiwe and Bronwyn Tudehope Cervantes
Funding body: Higher Education Equity Support Program
This new initiative will help remove barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in 3 key transition areas: (1) the transition from high school into higher education, (2) from VET programs into higher education, and (3) from undergraduate level to postgraduate level. The study will explore ways in which UQ can encourage more Indigenous students to embark on undergraduate and postgraduate study and identify mechanisms to improve their retention and graduation rates. The project will identify factors that have contributed to the successful transition of Indigenous Australian students into UQ, identify best practice models or frameworks based upon these identified factors, and investigate how current initiatives intended to support Indigenous students can be improved. The project will provide recommendations and implementation of strategies to assist potential students in the three transition areas.
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