Shaping the 21st century student experience at regional universities

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Author: Nelson, Karen; Readman, Kylie; Stoodley, Ian


The diversity of the student body attending Australia's regional universities reflects national aspirations for an inclusive higher education system. When compared to metropolitan universities, students enrolled in regionally headquartered universities are more likely to be from poorer socioeconomic backgrounds, the first in their family to undertake tertiary study, female, Indigenous, and entering university for the first time as a mature-aged student. Unsurprisingly, given these characteristics, students studying at regional universities are also more likely to be involved in longer...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Students; Participation; Outcomes

Keywords: Regional; Diversity; University; Institutional role; Case study; Qualitative research; Best practice; Attainment; Student retention; Completion

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Learning and Teaching Support, Department of Education and Training, 2018

Physical description: ix, 39 p.

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ISBN: 9781760515027 (print); 9781760515034 (pdf); 9781760515041 (docx)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 133.139

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