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Emmaline Bexley


University student finances in 2012

Around two-thirds of students have reported incomes below the poverty line as student debt soars by almost 30 per cent in just six years according to the findings of the University Student Finances in 2012 report. Summary: According to Universities Australia's comprehensive report, soaring personal...

Regenerating the academic workforce: the careers, intentions and motivations of higher degree research students in Australia

Abstract The main findings of this report are based on the outcomes from the National Research Student Survey (NRSS) conducted in June 2010 across 38 of the 39 universities in Australia. In total 11,710 Higher Degree by Research students (those enrolled in PhD and masters...

Social capital in theory and practice

A report which explores the use of social capital theory in understanding educational advantage/disadvantage from a public policy development perspective.

Participation and equity: A review of the participation in higher education of people from low socioeconomic backgrounds and Indigenous people

This report reviews available literature and data relating to the participation and success of people from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds and Indigenous people in Australian higher education (the analysis does not include international students). It also contains a summary of the equity activities and...