Special Issue 'Writing the field of equity' - Out Now!


Titled ‘Writing the field of equity’ (online here), this Special Issue explores the politics of academic writing and language. 

Posted: 2021-10-25 More...

Volume 8 Issue 1


Volume 8 Issue 1 edited by Ann-Marie Priest and Jenny McDougall is out now!

'The focus of this Special Issue is educators who work in the widening participation (WP) space in higher education: their experiences, identities, histories and knowledge.'


Posted: 2021-05-05


Thank you for your interest in International Studies in Widening Participation. Please note that we are not accepting anymore submissions in 2020.  
Posted: 2020-08-24

Special Issue - Call for Papers Vol 7, Iss 2 2020



Speaking for Ourselves: Educators in Enabling and Equity in Higher Education

Submissions due 1 June 2020

Guest Editors: Dr Ann-Marie Priest and Dr Jenny McDougall (School of Access Education, CQUniversity)

Posted: 2019-12-10 More...

Submissions are CLOSED

Submissions are CLOSED. The next Issue will be Vol 7, No 1 in 2020, featuring invited papers. Thank you for your interest in International Studies in Widening Participation. For enquiries please email:  
Posted: 2019-10-08

Volume 6 Issue 1 now available


Patient praxis: A dialogue between equity practice and research

Papers from the 2018 national Writing Program for Equity and Widening Participation Practitioners convened by the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) at the University of Newcastle.

Posted: 2019-09-24


International Studies in Widening Participation is pleased to introduce Student Voice.  
Posted: 2019-02-06 More...

Volume 5 Issue 2 now available

Challenging social hegemonies through pedagogies of resistance  
Posted: 2019-01-14 More...

Volume 5 Issue 1 now available


An inter/national strategy for developing more equitable policies and practices in higher education

Posted: 2018-08-06 More...

Vale Professor Geoff Whitty, CBE (31 December 1946 – 27 July 2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Geoff Whitty, CBE, who was a founding member of International Studies in Widening Participation.  
Posted: 2018-07-30 More...

Volume 5 Issue 2

Submissions for Volume 5 Issue 2 are now OPEN. Deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018.  
Posted: 2018-04-26

Volume 4 Issue 2

Submissions for Volume 4 Issue 2 are CLOSED. Thank you for your interest in International Studies in Widening Participation.  
Posted: 2017-11-07

New Issue available now


Policy approaches, ‘problems’ and ‘solutions’: Working towards equity of access and widening participation in Australian higher education

This Issue presents papers that explore widening participation (WP) within Australian contexts. The contributions discuss a diversity of activities, programs, disciplinary concepts, methodological approaches, challenges and opportunities in the field. However, all explore important issues relating to the contemporary challenges that policy, educational structures and dominant conceptual assumptions pose for access, equity and WP. Whilst situated in the Australian context, all contributions provide insights about issues that are important and challenging for WP across international contexts.

Anna Bennett (Editor)

Posted: 2017-08-24

New Issue coming soon


Dear readers

Thank you for your patience while we get the next issue of International Studies in Widening Participation ready for publication. Helen Cameron moved on to another position. The new journal manager, Dr Jo Hanley, started in April, 2017. Volume 4, Number 1 is almost ready.

Posted: 2017-07-17

Available now: New Issue


Success and opportunity in challenging times

Guest editors

Dr Janet A Taylor (Southern Cross University, Australia)

Rationale and themes

Times are challenging for higher education practitioners. Government policies around tertiary education in many countries are changing, traditional funding models are being questioned, and government and non-government providers actively compete for students. In the middle of these discussions, the widening participation agenda has gained momentum so that in Australia and internationally increasing numbers of students from named equity groups are accessing higher education. This collection includes articles detailing initiatives being undertaken in the widening participation arena and highlights successes and opportunities amidst challenging times.

Posted: 2015-10-20


Banner image: Kira Jovanovski (2020), movement score 01 (detail): oil stick and acrylic on paper. Photograph by Kira Jovanovski. Cover image: Kira Jovanovski (2020), grunt_iteration 02 in the boughs and stamped: installation in University Gallery. Photograph by Jedidiah Cranfield. (c) the artist.





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