Universities Accord

After all this time, are we in Accord now?

Federal Minister for Education Jason Clare released the final Universities Accord report on Sunday. Experts for EduResearch Matters respond. From left to right: Andrew Norton, professor in the Practice of Higher Education Policy at the Australian National University; Gwilym Croucher, associate professor, in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education; Jess Harris, associate

Graduate employment: Right now, the ‘fair-go’ isn’t fair enough

By Sarah O'Shea

A cornerstone of Australian values is the idea of a ‘fair go’: equality of opportunity regardless of personal circumstances. However, when it comes to higher education, decades of equity data reveal how university systems have failed to ensure this ‘fair go’. Nowhere is this more noted than in relation to gaining employment post-graduation. Getting a

Want fairness at uni now? There’s one crucial thing the minister forgot

By Jess Harris

Quality of higher education, equity of participation and access are front and centre in the new Universities Accord

A reasonably honest portrait of where the system is now

By Andrew Norton

On Wednesday, the Minister for Education Jason Clare, spoke at the National Press Club on the interim report from the Universities Accord Panel, chaired by Professor Mary O’Kane, who have been given the job of transforming Australia’s university sector. The report itself has ambitious long- term goals including parity of participation in higher education between

Universities Accord: Why this urgent deadline is mission (almost) impossible

By Andrew Norton

Every year Job-ready Graduates continues, with the top student contribution now above $15,000 a year, students charged this amount sink further into a debt that will take them many years, and potentially decades, to pay off.