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Shaping the 21st century student experience at regional universities

Nelson, K., Readman, K. and Stoodley, I. (2018) Shaping the 21st century student experience at regional universities. Australian Government. Department of Education and Training

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The contribution of regionally located universities to their communities and to Australia's future prosperity is well recognised. However, national data indicates that students enrolled at regional universities have less positive outcomes than those of their peers enrolled in capital city universities. Measures such as lower participation, progression and completion rates, higher levels of attrition and poorer graduate destination outcomes are often juxtaposed with positive scores in other measures such as sector-wide surveys. This project seeks to understand the 21st century experiences of the diverse undergraduate student populations of regional universities to identify how equitable outcomes for these students can be achieved. New information and key practices will be discovered and a rich suite of resources will be made available to the sector for immediate take-up and use. As a result, regional universities will be able to strengthen their contributions to their regions and the nation by ensuring more students have a successful university experience.

Item Type: Report
Series Name: Final Report
Publisher: Australian Government. Department of Education and Training
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