Access: Critical explorations of equity in higher education

Struggles for access to and participation in higher education have a long history and continue to present challenges across a range of contexts. Access invites critical debates at the intersection of higher education and inequalities of international interest and significance.

Part of the journal’s project is to engage an increasing diversity of voices, perspectives, theories and methodologies, critique the practices of research, writing and publication, and disrupt dominant forms of representation of and in the field.

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Vol.9 Issue 1 Writing the Field of Equity is available here.

Cover Image of current journal issue - artist Kira Jovanovski - image shows installation with mirror, tree branch and chord.

If you are interested in submitting to the journal, please read the focus and scope and then register with the journal. You can then log-in (left hand menu) and follow the instructions in the submissions section (about). Papers can be submitted for review at anytime.

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Call for papers - Space, Time and Precarity


The second issue for 2022 is a Special Issue guest edited by Dr Barbara Read.

This Special Issue will focus on the theme of Social Precarity in Higher Education, as seen through a spatial and/or temporal lens.

If you’re interested in submitting to this issue please contact or

Early Career Researchers and those on precarious contracts, as well as established researchers, are encouraged to apply.

The Call is available here:,-Time-and-Precarity.pdf

Deadline for Abstracts EXTENDED:Thursday 31 March 2022

Expected date of submission of first full drafts: Friday 1st July 2022

Posted: 2022-03-01
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The title of this journal changed in 2021 from International Studies in Widening Participation to Access: Critical explorations of equity in higher education.

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.





This journal is published on the lands of the Pambalong Clan of the Awabakal People.

ISSN 2653-245X