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NCSEHE & EPHEA WA Professional Development Day

Event Details
The University of Western Australia, Fox Lecture Hall (Closest visitor parking – Carpark 3, Hackett Drive Entry 1 OR street parking on Hackett Drive)
9 December 2019

Event Overview

The NCSEHE and the Western Australian Chapter of Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia (EPHEA) conducted a professional development day on 9 December 2019 at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

A presentation by Professor Maria Raciti was followed by the final EPHEA WA Chapter meeting for 2019 which was well-attended by representatives from UWA, Curtin University, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and the NCSEHE.

Professor Maria Raciti — Career construction, future work and the perceived risks of going to university for young people from low SES backgrounds

During 2018/19, the NCSEHE supported 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 session, Maria provided an overview of her project and key findings.

About the Presenter

Maria uses marketing tools and techniques for the greater good—being the active pursuit of equity, social justice and betterment. Her main research areas are social marketing, services marketing and higher education. Maria is a 2019 Adjunct Fellow with the NCSEHE and is part of a 2019 Departmental Taskforce with the Australian Government Department of Education. Maria is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK), was the 2018 Research Fellow with the NCSEHE, and is co-leader of two research groups being the USC Indigenous Studies Research Theme and the USC Transcultural and Indigenous Pedagogies Research Group.


Maria Raciti also presented a webinar in August 2019 on her Research Fellowship. A recording is available here: https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/event/maria-raciti-fellowship-webinar-perceived-risks-university/

Posted 20 November 2019