• Renewing first year curriculum

    Renewing first year curriculum for social sciences and humanities in the context of discipline threshold standards

    Good practice guidelines for the sector more

  • Registrations now open for 2016 STARS Conference

    Registrations are now open for STARS 2016 – don’t delay!

    STARS Conference 2016This conference provides the opportunity to disseminate and discuss current research, good practice, emerging initiatives and leading edge ideas that are aimed at enhancing students’ tertiary learning experiences.

    29 June – 2 July, 2016, Pan Pacific, Perth, Australia


    Our confirmed Keynote Speakers for 2016 are:

    • Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
      Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
      Griffith University
      2014 Australian University Teacher of the Year
    • Professor Barney Glover
      Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Western Sydney
      Chair of Universities Australia

    More information on our Keynote Speakers is available on the conference website.

  • Journal re-launched to align with STARS Conference

    The International Journal of the First Year in Higher Education has been renamed Student Success  – more

  • The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from Two Decades, 1994-2014

    The Melbourne CSHE released a report (March 2015) on the first year experience of students in Australian universities over two decades, from 1994 to 2014. The report found that,

     … among others, first year students in 2014 were generally more positive in their outlook and better prepared for the transition to university than students in previous studies. However, they were less socially engaged in the university community and preferred to keep to themselves.

    Baik, C., Naylor, R., & Arkoudis, S.  (2015).  The First Year Experience in Australian Universities: Findings from Two Decades, 1994-2014.  Melbourne CSHE

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