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Supporting persons with disabilities to succeed in higher education

Year of publication: 2022
Type: Research report
Equity group: Disability
Sector: Higher education
Author: Tim Pitman

Abstract

The Fellowship Research by NCSEHE Equity Fellow Professor Tim Pitman explored how students with disability were supported in their higher education studies and whether there were any differences between the experiences of those in regional and metropolitan areas.

Summary

This report details the findings and recommendations from the NCSEHE Research Fellowship entitled “Supporting persons with disabilities from regional, rural, and remote Australia to succeed in higher education.” The study explored how students with disabilities were supported in their higher education studies by trained, professional disability support officers and the wider institutional community. A key aim of the study was to investigate whether there were any significant differences between the experiences of regional and metropolitan Australia students with disabilities.