Australia is far behind on fair access to higher education

Last Wednesday was World Access to Higher Education Day to raise awareness about fair access to higher education for students of all backgrounds.

However, Australia is lagging on giving a fair access to potential uni students, and the number of enrolments are decreasing before the pandemic started.

While universities are doing their best to support all students, the policy makers should think more on the students’ expectations and aspirations rather than just preparing ‘job ready’ graduates.

Featured In Story: Dr Sally Patfield – Postdoctoral Fellow at the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre from the University of Newcastle

First aired on The Wire, Thursday 18 November 2021

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