Retaining and Engaging First-in-Family Learners in higher education

As part of her OLT Fellowship on Engaging and Retaining First-in-Family Learners, Associate Professor Sarah O’Shea will be running a two-day forum exploring best practice and research in this field. This free two-day event will be held at the University of Wollongong on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November, 2016 and is targeted at higher education staff in various disciplines and areas.

The forum will commence with afternoon workshops on Thursday 24th November from 2.00 – 4.30pm, focused on two exciting programs with Indigenous students that demonstrate innovations in the design of access, engagement and retention of first-in-family students. Throughout the day on Friday 25th, the forum will feature presentations from invited guest speakers as well as 15 minute lightning Best Practice presentations in supporting and engaging first-in-family learners. Look out for the call for submissions will July 2016.

See the website for more details.

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