It is anticipated that the outcomes from the project will include:

  1. Improved understanding of how regional universities in Australia are responding to the demands of the 21st Century that affect the undergraduate student experience, through the provision of a comprehensive evidence base of information and practices.
  2. Increased capacity of regional universities to provide environments that support the experience and success of their student populations now and in the future by focusing on the practices that influence student engagement.
  3. Improved ability for regional universities to contribute to regional and national growth and prosperity through increased engagement of a diverse student population that can succeed in the challenging 21st Century.
  4. Raised awareness about the unique nature of the 21st Century student experience in regional universities and the practices required to ensure the outcomes for students enrolled in these institutions are equivalent to those of their city-based institutional peers.