Increasing University Aspirations Amongst High School Students: Impact of the First Generation Uniready Program

Joy Penman, Kalpana Goel

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


The learning that transpired and the impact of the program on students’ decision to pursue university studies were determined through surveys. Results of the post-program survey indicated that the majority of the students who participated in the program perceived the program as a valuable introduction to university. They found the program to be useful and influential on their decision to seek future university enrolment. In fact, 27% of the program participants enrolled in various programs of the University in 2012. The initiative is worthwhile continuing on a regular basis
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th Annual Engagement Australia Conference: Next Steps: Co-Producing knowledge for social impact - Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne Vic, Australia
Duration: 15 Jul 201317 Jul 2013
Conference number: 10


Conference10th Annual Engagement Australia Conference
Abbreviated titleENGAGEAUS 2013
CityMelbourne Vic
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