Australian Research Council Discovery Project (DP170100705). ($152,000) (Sole CI)

    Prize: GrantSuccessful


    Rethinking higher education persistence. This project aims to address the issue of early departure from university. Many students leave higher education and disproportionate numbers are from educationally disadvantaged groups, including first-in-family learners. Too often, the individual learner is 'blamed' for this departure and perceived as deficit in necessary knowledge. This project extends previous research into how first-in-family students manage and engage with higher education. Expected outcomes include knowledge about university persistence behaviours and a capabilities informed framework to design and implement future retention strategies.
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Granting OrganisationsAustralian Research Council