higher education policy

We asked academics to be real about work. Here are our new findings

By Roxanna Pebdani

My children were two and three years old in March of 2020 when Sydney went into its first COVID-19  lockdown.  At the time, I was in an education-focussed leadership role but also still teaching and conducting research. I was supporting my colleagues as they pivoted to online learning at the same time as helping implement

O’Shea: All I want for higher education now and tomorrow

By Sarah O'Shea

Fresh from delivering a widely-applauded keynote at this year’s HERDSA conference, “Fragility or tenacity? Equity and participation in

Ditch the widgets. Start investing in their amazing futures

By Daniel Edwards

The cost of teaching a student from a low SES background is significantly higher than for more advantaged

Is this now the Federal government’s most bone-headed idea ever?

By Inger Mewburn

Apparently international PhD students in Australia now have to seek ministerial approval to change their thesis topic or

Teaching-focused academics: five ways to beat the struggle for identity

By Joy Whitton, Graham Parr and Julia Choate

An academic career centered on teaching should not be associated with a dead-end, or second-rate professional life. It

There are direct actions we can take now to make university access fair

By Sally Patfield

While in recent decades there has been a focus on improving equitable access to higher education, inequalities cannot be overcome by simply exhorting more young people to go to university. Policies must also address the disparities between students that affect their capacity to ‘choose’ higher education.  Australia has seen substantial growth in university enrolments since

First nation-wide research of how people seeking asylum in Australia are affected by our higher ed policies

By Rachel Burke and Sally Baker

In the last few years, great strides have been made regarding access to higher education for people seeking

What is happening with higher education in this election? (Yes you should be worried)

By Marcia Devlin

You might share my concerns about what is looming for higher education in the coming election. A returned

First in family to attend university: latest Australian research findings

By Suzanne Macqueen

Over the past fifty years there has been a huge increase in enrolments in higher education in many