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New research: Supporting careers of LGBTQIA+ students in Australian universities

During 2020/21, the NCSEHE will fund research led by Zhou Jiang at Flinders University which will inform higher education policy and practice to maximise the success of LGBTQIA+ students.

This is one of 17 projects to be supported under the 2020/21 round of the NCSEHE Research Grants Program.

Australians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) face tremendous challenges in preparing careers through higher education. However, there is very limited knowledge on how they are being supported to achieve better career outcomes and what unique expectations they hold for university support systems.

Investigating these areas through Australia-wide interviews and surveys, this project aims to identify best practices for universities to support the careers of LGBTQIA+ students generally and during COVID-19 specifically.

Read more about this research project on Flinders in Touch.

The final report will be published by the NCSEHE in 2021.

Posted 28 August 2020 Posted in General, LGBTQIA+