The OERu network includes recognised universities, polytechnics and community colleges from five continents. We are collaborating to widen access to more affordable education through social inclusion. The implementation of the OERu is also a formal project of the UNESCO-COL OER Chair network.
TX Generation is a community based project aiming at developing public opinion on higher education and increasing interest in it, presenting it as a key for better future. Programme ensures adequate information for future students as well as for parents, and coaches them on possibilities, administrative procedures, future perspectives, motivation.
The Schools Network Access Program (SNAP) is an access scheme developed in 2001 to enhance the access of students from designated Victorian secondary schools to Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and University programs at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). SNAP is based on an evaluation by the secondary school of students’ potential and capacity to succeed and a student statement supported by a range of outreach activities, folio preparation scholarships and capability building at the school level. The main target group are students from low socio-economic background. The scheme has shown good outcomes: in 2014, 1,415 students from over 100 SNAP partner schools started their programs at RMIT through the SNAP priority access scheme and SNAP students are represented across 98% of RMIT programs.
I Belong is a program of on-campus experiences for SNAP secondary school students designed to grow aspiration for tertiary education. I Belong offers an innovative approach to discipline exploration through applied workshops, presentations from industry experts and peer-delivered transition modules for students attending selected SNAP partnership schools.
The Students Parliament of the Republic of Poland initiated a campaign ‘Better Studies’ in June 2014 to influence the revision of Polish HE law. The proposed reforms are on the linking of the curricula and learning outcomes to the student – HEI contract and improving scholarships to address equity, particularly for students with disabilities.