The overarching aims of the project are to:
- 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.
- Examine in-depth three educational pathway programs that open access to HE for SfRBs and review their efficacy through qualitative analysis of student feedback.
- Develop a set of best practice recommendations for pathway providers who engage with SfRBs.
- Strengthen the sense of community among Australian HEIs with regards to supporting SfRBs’ transitions.
- 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.
- Enhance educational opportunities by developing resources that improve SfRBs’ understandings of the academic language and culture that shapes Australian HE.