Community Influence on University Aspirations

Study title: Community Influence on University Aspirations: Does It Take a Village…?  (NCSEHE, 2018)

Description: This project investigated the impact of local communities on school students’ aspirations for higher education. Drawing on multiple datasets involving students in Years 3-12 (n ~ 8000) and augmented by rich, detailed case studies, we explored the role of communities in shaping post-school aspirations among students from targeted equity groups. By foregrounding the role of communities, including variance within and between communities, this project contributes to building the evidence base for equity policy and practice.

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.