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Indigenous owners left their mark on the ANU campus in the form of this scar tree. Now the goal is to increase Indigenous achievements in higher education. ANU

For the first time, Closing the Gap has a higher education target – here’s how to achieve it

The tertiary qualifications target requires higher education providers, schools and communities to work together. But higher education can also help close the gap in the other target areas.
Finances, academic performance and a sense of belonging may all be factors in whether or students finish their post-secondary studies. (Shutterstock)

What universities can do to keep students from dropping out

Tailored strategies to address students' finances, academic success and socio-emotional connections with an institution or program can help keep students in school.
Students credit tutoring sessions with enhancing their ability to negotiate academia and successfully complete degrees. Centre for Aboriginal Studies

Tutors are key to reducing Indigenous student drop out rates

There has been an increase in Australian Indigenous students enrolling in university in the last 10 years, and we need to provide them with tutors to keep them there.

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