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Access and Inclusion: Carers in Higher Education

This booklet has been compiled to bring student carers’ issues to the fore so that decision-makers may become aware of what it means to be a student who cares and how policy can powerfully affect carers’ capacity to move forward beyond the caring role through higher education. While many Australian universities recognise and support staff needs as carers, there is a consistent lack of formal acknowledgement and virtually no explicit policies addressing unique needs of student carers.