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Exploring the Retention and Success of Students with Disability (NCSEHE)

A new report funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) finds students living with disability should be given the opportunity to more accurately disclose the nature of their disability to universities.

Led by the University of Tasmania’s Professor Sue Kilpatrick, the research explored data collected by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, and analysed the success and retention rates of students with different categories of disability.

The researchers also followed up with nine disability support practitioners at nine different universities.

The report has resulted in the development of a set of guiding principles for future discussion and consultation across the disability sector, with a view to supporting a good practice approach in higher education institutions.

(Sue Kilpatrick, Susan Johns, Robin Barnes, Darlene McLennan, Sarah Fischer and Kerri Magnussen)