The Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP) aims to ensure that Australians from low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds who have the ability to study at university have the opportunity to do so. The funding provided by the Federal Government provides assistance to universities to undertake activities and implement strategies that improve access to undergraduate courses for people from low SES backgrounds, as well as improving the retention and completion rates of those students.
UNE has been running HEPPP projects to assist low socio-economic students achieve since 2013. HEPPP funds are allocated to universities by the Department of Education for a 12 month period, based on the proportion of low socio-economic status students that attend the university (using the Statistical Area 1 (SA1) measure).
HEPPP guidelines are set out in the Australian Government’s Other Grant Guidelines (Education) 2012.
The following end of year reports, submitted to the Department of Education, identify the suite of HEPPP projects that UNE has managed since 2015. If you require any information on projects from previous years, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.