Choosing University

Study title: Choosing University: The Impact of Schools and Schooling (NCSEHE, 2014)

Description: This project sought to identify factors associated with schools and schooling that impact on students’ aspirations to attend university. Students targeted for the study were primarily from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Taking account of SES, Aboriginality, location, and sex, the Choosing University project examined patterns identifiable in the complex relationships between student background and their aspirations for university; and the extent to which and ways in which schools support students’ aspirations for university.


The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.