International Studies in Widening Participation is pleased to introduce Student Voice.  
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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

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