National study of the first year experience

Overview

The principal purpose of this research is to provide information and insights for the Australian higher education sector that can assist in enhancing the academic and social experience of first year students and improving educational outcomes in first year and beyond. 

The study's objectives are to build a picture of the overall character and quality of the first year experience across the nation and to explore possible trends in student experience that have implications for policy and practice.

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Researchers
Richard James, Kerri-Lee Krause (Griffith University), Claire Jennings
Funded by
Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations (DEEWR), Australian Government
Date
2009