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Rippling Stories of Success: Indigenous Students’ Positive Higher Education Experiences

Dr Jack Frawley from Charles Darwin University (CDU) has been awarded funding by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) to generate and document an evidence-base on the most effective approaches for supporting Indigenous higher education students.

Working with colleagues Ms Millie Olcay and Associate Professor James Smith from CDU, and Ms Robyn Ober from the Batchelor Institute, Dr Frawley’s project addresses equity questions and issues by focussing on narrative accounts of Indigenous students’ successful transition into and through university.

“Throughout Australia, there have been many ‘small successes’ of Indigenous individuals who have completed higher education, but these stories are largely absent from the literature,” Dr Frawley said.

In a series of YouTube videos, Dr Frawley’s project will highlight the experience of Indigenous students who have successfully navigated university systems, documenting positive outcomes and identifying consistent themes across each story.

Dr Frawley’s project is one of 10 funded via the NCSEHE’s 2016 Student Equity in Higher Education Research Grants Program. The project is scheduled to conclude in late 2016, after which time the final report will be made available here on the NCSEHE website.

Read the final report here.

Posted 24 May 2016 Posted in General, Indigenous