aspirations

How children’s aspirations change as they grow up: latest research

By Jenny Gore

Two research findings from our University of Newcastle large-scale longitudinal study of the career aspirations of Australian children

What do you want to be when you grow up? How children develop aspirations and why it’s important to know

By Nathan Berger

We ask this question of children almost as soon as they can speak: What do you want to

ATAR is a university marketing tool: 4 reasons to stop obsessing about it

By Marcia Devlin

The recent ‘revelation’ that Australian universities are not sticking to their advertised course cut-offs has caused a ruckus. Some even see it as a scandal: universities are admitting students with much lower (gasp) than advertised Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranks (ATARs), even into ‘top’ courses. I think it is time to look at some facts around

Raising aspirations not the solution to low participation rates of rural students in higher education

By Cherie-Lynn Hawkins

  Getting more Australian girls from country areas into higher education will take more than just raising their aspirations. In recent times there has been discourse and policy around how to address low participation in higher education; especially for disadvantaged students from rural and remote locations in Australia. Raising aspirations is one strategy suggested. These