The University of Newcastle, Australia

(Re)Claiming Social Capital

Researchers within the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre and Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle along with partners at Macquarie University and Curtin University will investigate the experience of students from a refugee background transitioning into and through higher education.

A total of $347,000 has been awarded by the Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) to the project, '(Re)claiming social capital: improving language and cultural pathways for refugee students into Australian higher education.'

The project aims to better support students from a refugee and refugee-like backgrounds

The project is being led by Associate Professor Seamus Fagan, along with a team of researchers including Dr Sally Baker, Ms Helen Cameron and Ms Evonne Irwin from the University of Newcastle; along with partners at Macquarie University and Curtin University.