Not There Yet: An Investigation into the Access and Participation of Students from Humanitarian Refugee Backgrounds in the Australian Higher Education System
The issue of access to higher education for asylum seekers and refugees is both important and urgent.
It is gaining increasing attention, with a number of universities setting up scholarships on equity grounds specifically for this disadvantaged group, and a campaign by the Refugee Council of Australia and others to create pathways into post-secondary education for asylum seekers and refugees. The findings of this timely study, which focused on humanitarian entrants, will be of interest to anyone who wishes to better understand the issues of participation, and advance the equitable treatment of refugees, in the higher education sector.
A/Prof Harry Minas