Factors that impact on rural and remote students’ participation in higher education

Hossain, Delwar and Gorman, Don and Lawrence, Jill and Burton, Lorelle (2012) Factors that impact on rural and remote students’ participation in higher education. International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science, 4 (7). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2075-0161

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Abstract

This paper aims to explore the factors that impact on rural and remote students’ participation in higher education at university. The findings indicated that the students were familiar only with university scholarships, tertiary preparation program, and head start. Before admission, most students required information on pathways to university, admission requirements, scholarships, and range of courses and after admission they required information on academic support, tutorial assistance, library and IT services. This paper also suggests that universities need to evaluate the effectiveness of the services they offer to both attract and support rural and remote students to University if participation rates are to be raised.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper is available from publisher website, free access.
Depositing User: Dr Delwar Hossain
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: students, admission, higher education, scholarship, performance, academic support
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.5815/ijmecs.2012.07.01
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21841

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