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First in family students - We need you!


24 April 2017

Are you first in your immediate family to come to university?

Are you in your final year(s) of study? Would you be interested in talking about your experiences of coming to university?

Associate Professor Sarah O'Shea and Dr Janine Delahunty from the University of Wollongong are conducting an international study that seeks to understand more about the strategies first in family students use to persist in their university studies.

The numbers of first-in-family (FiF) students are increasing (over 51% in Australia are FiF), however many of them do not continue, or consider leaving within the first year of their degree. This research aims to help FiF students persist by sharing some of the strategies actually used by other FiF students who have gone before them.

If you are interested in participating in this study, and answered yes to the questions above then please email Sarah O’Shea or Janine Delahunty (first-in-family@uow.edu.au) and we will be in contact to provide more information about the study and then arrange a suitable time to chat.

If you don’t want to be interviewed then you might consider completing our online anonymous survey. 

Your experience as a FiF student will be invaluable for providing assistance and advice to other students



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