Review to probe how university system fails poor students
The big-picture review of universities, headed by former New South Wales chief scientist Mary O’Kane, will attempt to resolve the entrenched unfairness of access to degree-level education.
In a 2009 review of higher education, one of the key targets was for 40% of young people to hold a degree. That has been easily met, but a second target to increase the proportion of students from financially disadvantaged and geographically remote areas to 20% failed to shift the dial.
Full report on the Australian Financial Review site