Calling all LGBTQIA+ students or recent graduates from any Australian university:

What do you think about the career support for LGBTQIA+ students? How can it be improved? Have your say on a national research study!

The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) is funding research into the career experiences of students who identify as LGBTQIA+ from Australian Universities.

Australians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) face tremendous challenges in preparing careers through higher education. However, there is very limited knowledge on how they are being supported to achieve better career outcomes and what unique expectations they hold for university support systems.

Investigating these areas through Australia-wide interviews and surveys, this project aims to identify best practices for universities to support the careers of LGBTQIA+ students generally and during COVID-19 specifically.

The first phase of the project will be an interview that will be approximately an hour long. A second phase – a national survey – will be informed by the interview results and involve wider participation as well. The team is currently recruiting participants for the first phase – the interview study, and the 2 phase will be conducted in early 2021.

If you are a current student or recent graduate and interested in sharing your career-related experiences with us for research purposes, please click here to register your interest by 30 November and the Research Project Manager Dr Andrew Chapman will be in touch with you shortly.