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Student support services central to quality graduate outcomes

Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Australia strongly supports the announcement by the Minister for Youth, Kate Ellis, that the Australian government will assist universities to restore and deliver essential student support services.

“Our member universities are committed to optimising graduate outcomes and this requires much more than the delivery of high quality learning and teaching and research training. Support services in areas such as child care, counselling, health, employment and housing are all critical to student retention and academic progress and are key factors in ensuring equitable access to higher education”, IRU Australia National Convenor, Professor John Yovich, said today.