The overarching aims of the project are to:

  1. Conduct a nationwide audit of what pathways students from refugee backgrounds (SfRBs) take to enter HE and consult with relevant stakeholders to identify key issues.
  2. Examine in-depth three educational pathway programs that open access to HE for SfRBs and review their efficacy through qualitative analysis of student feedback.
  3. Develop a set of best practice recommendations for pathway providers who engage with SfRBs.
  4. Strengthen the sense of community among Australian HEIs with regards to supporting SfRBs’ transitions.
  5. Contribute towards and facilitate SfRBs’ positive engagement with university study so as to identify issues that could improve levels of retention by seeking to better understand their transitions.
  6. Enhance educational opportunities by developing resources that improve SfRBs’ understandings of the academic language and culture that shapes Australian HE.