CSU’s First Gen Project, FirstDegree, started in 2014. The project acknowledges 70% of CSU’s students are the first in their family to attend university.

About 120 videos have been developed featuring CSU students from a variety of backgrounds telling their stories. Videos also include some tips and tricks to help students understand key aspects of study, such as referencing or writing assignments.

An Interact2 site is being developed full of resources and information for academics. The site provides suggestions of FirstDegree videos that may be suitable for academics to include in their course materials at various times. The project team can also provide professional development to assist staff in working with and supporting particular cohorts of students.

Further Information

Kara King, Project Leader
Website: FirstDegree
Research Paper: Understanding the first in family student
YouTube: FirstDegreeCSU