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How first-in-family males transition to Australian university life

Australian Research Council -  Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Project
Dr Garth Stahl

How first in family males transitionThis project aims to provide the first detailed account of how gender, ethnicity and social class impact on Australian males from low socio-economic backgrounds as they transition to university. Despite an emphasis on widening participation in the Australian university sector, the path to university is still precarious, particularly for first-in-family students. Males from low socio-economic backgrounds remain severely underrepresented in higher education, and significant gaps exist in our knowledge of how these students experience university life. The project will use qualitative research methods to better understand the experiences of first-in-family males entering universities in different locales/institutions across Australia.