Initiatives of Australian universities to increase Indigenous student enrolment in and completion of science courses


A study has been undertaken to understand the initiatives presently in place at Science faculties of Australian universities to assist in the enrolment, retention and completion of Indigenous people within science courses, as a means of identifying current practices and exemplars. The project was commissioned by the University of Tasmania’s College of Sciences and Engineering and endorsed and partially funded by the ACDS.

Deans of Science were surveyed about their practices related to the recruitment of Indigenous students, and school engagement, specific support provided before and after enrolment, awards and scholarships, mentoring, and engagement with alumni.

The report presents the findings of this project and makes recommendations for improvement.

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