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Mentorship key to encouraging Indigenous students into higher degrees

It took the encouragement of two mentors for Indigenous university student Graham Akhurst to even consider the possibility of enrolling in a higher degree by research.

  • Lucy Stone
  • Brisbane Times

Now a master of philosophy student at the University of Queensland, Mr Akhurst said without that encouragement, it would never have crossed his mind to keep studying – it just wasn’t an option.

Agas 1aMr Akhurst’s story is representative of what a new report says is needed to boost the small participation rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in academic research.

University of Queensland…

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