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Call for participants: HDR non-completions project

The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) and the Regional Universities Network (RUN) are conducting a joint study on the factors and inequalities that influence higher degree by research (HDR) students’ non-completions in Australian regional universities (CQUniversity, Southern Cross University, Federation University Australia, University of New England, University of Southern Queensland, and University of the Sunshine Coast).

These factors might be positive or negative; e.g., a student finding a job/moving away or leaving due to financial difficulties.

CAPA’s Research Officer, Dr Lara McKenzie is seeking participants for approximately one-hour-long interviews or focus groups throughout May. She is interested in speaking with:

  1. professional and administrative/managerial staff in HDR-related roles at regional universities
  2. academic supervisors at regional universities
  3. non-completing HDR students previously enrolled at regional universities
  4. staff with particular experience working with HDR completions and non-completions from across Australia.

You can read about the project on the CAPA website and register your interest in participating.

Please get in touch with Dr Lara McKenzie if you have any further questions: research@capa.edu.au

Posted 15 May 2019 Posted in General, Low SES, Regional

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