Equity and Diversity

Access Express: intensive schools partnership program

Access Express is an exciting new partnership program with students, parents and teachers from selected partner schools. The primary goal is to increase the number of these students wanting to study at university and applying to universities. Comprehensive evaluation is built into the program to monitor and improve its effectiveness.

Access Express will:

  • Deliver an intensive program of activities and sustained contact across Years 6 to 12 in partnership with seven Deakin University partner schools, reaching approximately 6,300 students per year.
  • Establish a longitudinal evaluation of the program’s impact on student aspirations and applications to higher education institutions.
  • Provide a unique cohort tracking methodology and a comprehensive data set on the aspirations of secondary school students in partner schools.
  • Deliver key program components in partnership with at least three community organisations.

The research will inform national policy development on university partnerships with schools through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program.

For more information, contact Shannon Cheal, Coordinator, Access Express on tel: 925 17112 or email shannon.cheal@deakin.edu.au.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

15th May 2013