What is educational disadvantage?

Generally, educational disadvantage is caused by circumstances beyond your control that have affected previously satisfactory academic results. Educational disadvantage can also impact access to, or participation in, education especially tertiary education.

Examples of what is NOT considered educational disadvantage, include:

  • Inability to cope with studies or adapt to university life
  • Participation in representative sport and social activities such as musicals and student councils, or undertaking positions of authority (e.g. school captain)
  • Changing subjects or not taking prerequisite subjects.

Educational disadvantage does not apply to postgraduate programs.

For further information, please visit Student Equity Outreach.

There are support options for students who have experienced educational disadvantage. For further information, please visit Student Equity Outreach.

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