Title

Going on to uni? access and participation in university for students from backgrounds of disadvantage

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Wilks, J & Wilson, K 2012, 'Going on to uni? Access and participation in university for students from backgrounds of disadvantage', Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 79-90.

Publisher's version of this article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080x.2012.642335

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This article reports on a research project that investigated the aspirations of primary and secondary school students about access to, and participation in higher education. The research was undertaken at schools in low socio-economic status regional and rural areas of north-eastern New South Wales. The paper discusses the background to the research and the methodologies used. It reports findings on the impact and intersections of demographics, financial factors, geographic location, and cultural and social capital in relation to the formation of students' perceptions, choices and decisions about participation in higher education.