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Australian universities and educational equity for student veterans

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posted on 15.07.2021, 11:03 by B Wadham, M Takarangi, Andrew Harvey, Lisa Andrewartha, B West, M Wyatt-Smith, J Davis

This report draws upon a small but growing scholarship on student veterans in Australia. Two recent projects and studies led by La Trobe University in conjunction with the Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA) (Harvey, Andrewartha, Smith, & Wyatt-Smith, 2018) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU), Charles Darwin University (CDU), and Western Sydney University (WSU) (Harvey, Andrewartha, et al 2020) have established a platform for ongoing research and reform in the area of military/civil transition and student veterans. From that work, we know that transition from the military is often a challenging time for veterans. Challenges may include the loss of community and friendships, previous roles or status, dealing with the impacts of service on psychological and physical health, and the radical change from being an integral part of a cohesive, constraining environment to an individual in a civilian society.


Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment


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Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment

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Public sector research report


National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education, Curtin University

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Perth, WA



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