Are you the first person in your immediate family to consider university? If you’re the first, then you’re a ‘First in Family’ student!

Did you know that in Australia over one quarter of the population have gained a university degree*? So why not take the leap and make university another one of your life’s great firsts?

With over 50%* of current Australian university students identifying as First in Family, we’ve spoken to students and created resources that show you what university is really like and why people choose to go to university.

Like anything new, you’ll have plenty of questions, so if you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, then all you need to do is ask and we’ll point you in the right direction.

Still have questions? Email firstinfamily@usq.edu.au for more support.

*Sources:
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015, Australians more educated than ever before, Education and Work, Australia, data file, Australian Bureau of Statistics, viewed 15 July 2016, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/products/D422D0160CA82AE8CA25750C00117DD1?OpenDocument.

Spiegler, T & Bednarek, A 2013, ‘First-generation students: what we ask, what we know and what it means: an international review of the state of research’, International Studies in Sociology of Education, vol. 23, no. 4, viewed 3 August 2016, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09620214.2013.815441?mobileUi=0&journalCode=riss20&.