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    National Press Club: Kyle Miers - CEO of Deaf Australia

    In his address, Kyle will highlight that people who are deaf or hard of hearing often struggle to participate meaningfully in society as deafness is one of the hidden disabilities and also the most marginalised disability groups. In the world of sounds, there are significant expectations for the deaf people to ‘speak and listen’ as the primary focus, but to what end?

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    ADCET Newsletter - August 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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    ADCET Newsletter - July #2 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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    2019/20 Equity Fellow Nicole Crawford Enhancing student success: Supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged, regional and remote university students

    Dr Nicole Crawford from the University of Tasmania has received a NCSEHE Equity Fellowship.  Nicole will investigate proactive approaches to supporting the mental wellbeing of mature-aged, regional and remote university students in Australia. Significant issues underpin this focus, including the high levels of mental ill-health, which impact on students’ capacity to participate and succeed in higher education. In the recent QILT 2018 Student Experience Survey, ‘health and stress’ was the most cited reason why undergraduate students considered withdrawing, thus impacting on the students personally, and on retention and completion rates.

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    Applications invited for 2020 NCSEHE Equity Fellows Program

    The NCSEHE is now inviting applications for the Equity Fellows Program, with projects to be conducted during 2020. The aim of the Program is to support Fellows to undertake strategic, high-impact, high‐ profile leadership projects targeted, sector-wide, at improving the access, participation and success in higher education of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Applications close 19 September 2019. 

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    Vision Australia. 2020 Further Education Bursary

    Applications for the 2020 Vision Australia Further Education Bursaries are now open. The bursaries are awarded to a select number of students who are blind or have low vision.  They provide adaptive technology to help the students fully participate and succeed in their chosen studies. Applications close: 31 October 2019.

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    One of our own shares their story

    Recently Doug McGinn a Disability Adviser at the University of Tasmania, spoke to Peter Greco on Vision Australia Radio. Doug talks about his life and his work as a Disability Adviser. 

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    Students on the autism spectrum – seeking experiences of transition to university

    Alison Nuske (PhD candidate in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University), is undertaking research leading to the production of a thesis or other publications on the subject of transition to and first year of university for students on the autism spectrum.

    The purpose of this research is to help us to better understand the barriers and facilitators to transition to university for individuals on the autism spectrum in Australia.

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    Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship

    The Public Education Foundation’s Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a physical disability to enable them to reach their academic potential. The Scholarship will provide a student with a physical disability transition into tertiary education to study for a degree.

    There are a total of three scholarships in 2020, each valued at $10,000.  Each scholarship will be split into two equal payments to be made after census day each semester of the 2020 university calendar. Applications close: Tuesday 27 August 2019. 

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    ADCET Newsletter - July 2019

    Latest news, events, weblinks and articles.

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