Report Launch 'Struggles and Strategies: Does social class matter in higher education?'

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 01:00 pm — Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 02:30 pm


Location The Treehouse, Shortland Building, Callaghan
Date Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 01:00 pm — Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 02:30 pm
Contact ceehe@newcastle.edu.au

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Join Steven Threadgold, Penny Jane Burke and Matthew Bunn in conversation, as they introduce their new research report 'Struggles and Strategies: does social class matter in higher education?'.

This report marks the start of a research agenda into how structures of class, and its intersections with other inequalities, are maintained throughout a students’ university education and transition in to graduate futures and careers. Drawing on in-depth inquiry, the research investigates whether a student’s background—such as belonging to one or more equity group as identified by Australian policy—impacts their graduate transitions; how they imagine, perceive and navigate university to work transitional processes; and how social inequalities shape and constrain their access to and transition from university to segmented labour markets.

A light lunch will be provided from 1pm on Wednesday 31 October, ahead of the launch and discussion at 1:30pm.