Conversations about Retaining and Engaging First-in-Family Learners in Higher Education
Building 20, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong New South Wales
24 November 2016 - 25 November 2016
Did you know that over half of Australia’s university students are the first in their families to attend? And that over a quarter of them consider leaving in their first year? Or, that during the difficult times, students are more likely to turn to family (or their community) for support?
If you’d like to:
- learn more about current research into first-in-family learners and their support needs
- network with researchers and practitioners who are ‘innovating’ in this field
- be inspired by examples of best practice
then you’re invited to register for Conversations about Retaining and Engaging First-in-Family Learners in Higher Education.
The main event is an all-day forum on Friday 25th November with invited speakers and sessions that showcase research and innovative best practice.
An exciting pre-conference workshop is being held on Thursday 24th November from 2.00 – 4.30pm, in which two innovative programs with Indigenous students will be presented, demonstrating innovations in the design of access, engagement and retention of first-in-family students.
For more information, including details on how to register, please visit the Conversation about Retaining and Engaging First-in-Family Learners in Higher Education event website.