Parents, partners and families with impact!
Parents, partners, caregivers and adult mentors have a powerful role in encouraging and supporting their loved ones to aspire to and succeed at university.
A 2014 national study by National Centre for Vocational Education Research showed that -
"Students whose parents want them to attend university are four times more likely to complete year 12 and eleven times more likely to go on to higher education compared with those whose parents expect them to choose a non-university pathway".
Given this information, there is little doubt about the important role that parents, partners, caregivers and family can have in encouraging and supporting university aspiration and study.
We have collected some stories from equity background students at Griffith University about the role their parents, family members or mentors played in supporting them to get into, and through, their university study. Some of these students are parents themselves and explain why they have returned to study and how it has impacted their families.
We hope you find a story that resonates with you.
- Family and Friends
- Parental influence drives young people's educational aspirations (PDF 64.1 KB)