Tag: social inclusion

Education

How to improve the accessibility of STEM subjects

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions are estimated to be 75% of the future workforce. But it tends to be boys and students from more privileged backgrounds who find themselves in STEM subjects, degrees and careers. Some experts attribute this to social and cultural forces that impact not only which students become (and stay)…

10 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Transport & Logistics

Social access begins at the bus stop

Gail Le Bransky is Principal Manager, Accessible and Inclusive Transport | Efficiency and Effectiveness at Transport for NSW. She will be speaking at the inaugural Transport Accessibility and Connectivity conference in Sydney, 25-26 November in Sydney. This important event will explore the importance of effective access to public transport for all members of society. We…

6 Nov 2014, by test test

Education

Professor Gail Whiteford on engaging Indigenous populations in education

[tweetmeme source= "informa_oz" only_single=false] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbXhCamMcEk] Professor Gail Whiteford, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Social Inclusion) of Macquarie University is a speaker at the 2nd Annual Social Inclusion in Education Conference on the 13th and 14th of September 2010 in Sydney. 1. First of all, how important is it to raise aspirations among the indigenous community in order to…

1 Sep 2010, by test test

Education

Michelle Hayter talks about students with disability and higher education

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoJDQmrhl2I] Michelle Hayter, Team Leader, Western Sydney National Disability Coordination Officer Program of the University of Western Sydney, discusses the current situation of students with disability and higher education. She also talks about efforts that different education sectors and government can make to encourage the participation of students with disability into higher education. Are you…

5 Aug 2010, by test test