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Help us understand the barriers to further education at university


Monday 15 August 2016

Want to help us understand the barriers you face while studying with USC? 

Psychology Honours student Sharon Garvin is conducting an online research survey to investigate the barriers students face when completing university study. The online survey is anonymous and confidential and only combined data is used in the analyses. It only takes about 10 to 12 minutes to complete and we hope that you will have some time to give us your valuable insights to the sorts of things that make study harder and easier.

To complete the survey go to:

If you have any questions about the research or would like a summary of the findings, you can contact Sharon at or her supervisor, Dr Prue Millear, at

Important notes about the survey (USC Ethics Approval S/16/911)

  1. Participation in this survey is voluntary and you can stop at any time you wish without penalty. Your responses are completely confidential and neither of the researchers have access to any information that can be identified to a particular person.
  2. If you would like to know the results, please contact Sharon or Prue by email and they will send you a summary of the findings when all is completed. And thank you from both of us and the University of the Sunshine Coast for participating in this research project!
  3. If you have any complaints about the way that this research has been conducted, you can raise them with Dr Prue Millear, as the Principal Researcher, or if you prefer an independent person, contact the Chairperson of the Human research Ethics Committee at the University of the Sunshine Coast: (c/- the Research Ethics Officer, Office of Research, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore DC, Qld, 4558; telephone (07) 54594574 (+61 7 5459 4574 outside Australia), (+61 7 5430 1177 outside Australia), email
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