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Attaining student equity through the Universities Accord

Australia needs a higher education system that offers the same opportunities regardless of someone’s location, financial circumstances, or cultural background. Governments, institutions, and employers must work together to achieve this.

The recent Australian Universities Accord discussion paper emphasises the need for targets beyond overall participation in higher education to drive better long-term outcomes for students. This includes exploring the student lifecycle to improve access, participation, success completion, and graduate outcomes.

This event is an opportunity for student equity practitioners to come together to reflect on the questions posed in the paper and develop a consolidated response to ensure we achieve meaningful progress in student equity.


  • 12.00 pm: Networking lunch
  • 1.30 pm: Keynote lecture: Associate Professor Nadine Zacharias
  • 2.10 pm: Presentation: Analysis of sector data
  • 2.30 pm: Panel discussion and Q&A: Intersectional perspectives
  • 3.30 pm: Concluding remarks

    Panellists to be announced.

The Student Equity Forum is jointly presented by the Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australia and UTS Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion.

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