The Australian Tertiary Education Manager’s Forum ran a special session on retaining students and invited me to present. My session was exploring ways to support and retain first-in-family students with a particular emphasis on how HE mentoring programs could be designed to focus on this particular cohort. Some of the take-home messages I delivered from my… Read More


  “Adopt a strengths based approach to university outreach that seeks to empower students by recognising what they bring to the university environment and also, encourages students to reflect upon the support that exists outside the university environment.” (Draft Principles for Support First in Family Students) I know that there are many institutions already successfully… Read More