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Transition programs, Student support services, University students, Rural students, Aboriginal students, Torres Strait Islander students, Geographic isolation, Equal education, Evaluation, Frameworks, Pilot projects, Higher education


This report details the development and piloting of an Assessment of university support services for regional and remote students on transition to university. The project forms part of the Australian Government’s response to the Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education led by Emeritus Professor John Halsey. In its recommendations, the Review highlighted how critical it is to “Support RRR [regional, rural and remote] students to make successful transitions from school to university, training, employment and combinations of them”. In relation to this recommendation, this project is designed to support the Australian Government’s response to the Halsey Review by developing a Framework for a periodical assessment of support services which universities offer to these students.

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Melbourne, Australia


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)