Learning Families ACCESS MONASH SEMINAR Friday 4 September 2015

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ACCESS MONASH SEMINAR
Learning
Families
Friday 4 September 2015
Professor Sue Willis, Vice-Provost (Education Programs)
monash.edu
Access Monash: What we do
We lead the University’s strategy to
improve the access, participation
and success of students from
underrepresented communities.
We work with partner schools to
engage students through outreach
activities in schools, on campus
and online.
Strategy
Diversity is a key focus of the
University’s Strategic Plan.
Our primary goal: Inclusive
Family and transition
Monash students come from a range of backgrounds.
Family and home situation can have a significant impact on
students’ transition.
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First in their family to attend university
Schools with low progress rates to university
Indigenous Australians
Regional and remote areas
Financial or personal disadvantage
Mature aged
Outcomes for today
• We’ll explore family and
transition from a range of
different perspectives
• We’ll discuss how Monash can
recognise and support students
in the context of their family
relationships
Today’s program
9.40
Keynote speaker:
Dr Andrew Harvey
10.25 Morning tea
10.50 Panel of staff and students
12.00 Lunch
Staff and student panel
Chair:
Associate Professor Jenny Newton
Panel:
Jude Little, Manager, Orientation & Transition
Ben Jenkins
Zac Wilson
Vera Boomaerts
monash.edu
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