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Supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Higher Education A new research project funded by the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) and led by the University of Tasmania will result in the development of a framework of support and higher education delivery for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Children as Change Agents: The Future of Science and Society The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education invites you to attend this free public lecture that will explore the importance of including young people in the decisions made about our future and the world.

STARS 2015 A reminder that early bird pricing ends next Friday, 24 April, for the inaugural STARS (Students Transitions Achievement Retention & Success) conference. STARS will be held at the Crown Convention Centre in Melbourne, running from Wednesday 1 to 4 July 2015.

Campus Quest university game Curtin University has developed an online game designed to provide players with an overview of what’s expected of them at university. Campus Quest sees participants completing quests in which they manage their time, money, assessments and social lives "to have fun, get good marks and make some friends along the way." The game is browser-based and free, meaning anyone with an internet connection can play, and particularly useful for people living in regional areas who may not be able to visit a campus.

A scholarship of social inclusion in higher education: why we need it and what it should look like  Universities in Australia have recently increased their efforts to widen participation (Gale et al., 2011). This has been a priority for us at the University of Sydney – as elsewhere.

From the US: First-Generation Students Unite These young pioneers, the first in their families to go to college, discuss who they are, where they come from and income inequality on campus.

SEAMS  SEAMS aims to increase the participation and attainment of LSES and Indigenous students in science and mathematics related disciplines in higher education.

CQUniversity Widening Participation From 2011–2014, the Central Queensland University Widening Participation team worked with over 20,000 students to promote, raise and support aspirations of school students towards university.

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