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RESEARCH PROJECT

RESEARCH PROJECT

IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RESEARCH, HERE’S HOW YOU FIND OUT MORE.

If you have been using, or are intending to use, the monthly email resource about gap year decision making (available at https://astar.tv/page/gap-year-guide), researchers would like to hear your thoughts. 

If you want to know more about our research or give us your feedback, there’re lots of ways to find out more:

THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT WAYS TO BE INVOLVED IN THE STUDY, YOU CAN PICK AND CHOOSE THE ONES MOST RELEVANT TO YOU IN THE THREE OPTIONS:

IN HIGH SCHOOL?

Are you a high school student deciding whether or not to take a gap year or go to uni? If so, this information is for you:

Information about research participation for high school (Year 11-12) students

Information about research participation for high school (Year 9-10) students

After reading the information sheet, you may be interested in doing an interview or focus group. Please note, you don’t have to live near the uni to participate in interviews. This online form will help us organise an interview or focus group for a time and place that suits you.

 Or you may complete one or all of the following surveys:

Online resources evaluation survey Year 11-12 students – 7 Minutes (to help us collect your feedback on this resource

Online resources evaluation survey Year 9-10 students – 7 Minutes (to help us collect your feedback on this resource

Online post-school intention survey for Year 11 or 12 students – 7 Minutes (to help us understand your post-school and gap year plans) 

ON A GAP YEAR?

Are you someone who is taking a gap year and is deciding about transitioning to uni at the end of your gap year? If so this is how you can participate:

Information about research participation for Gap Year takers

After reading the information sheet, you may be interested in doing an interview or focus group. Please note, you don’t have to live near the uni to participate in interviews.  This online form will help us organise an interview or focus group for a time and place that suits you.

Or you may complete one or all of the following surveys:

Online resources evaluation survey – 7 Minutes (to help us collect your feedback on this resource

Online post-school destination survey for Gap Year students – 7 Minutes (to help us understand your post-school and gap year decisions) 

SUPPORTING GAP YEAR DECISIONS?

Are you someone who is supporting a young person about making decisions about gap years and uni? If so this is how you can participate:

Information about research participation for Gap Year decision making supporters (parents, carers, friends, teachers, etc.)

After reading the information sheet, you may be interested in doing an interview or focus group. Please note, you don’t have to live near the uni to participate in interviews. This online form will help us organise an interview or focus group for a time and place that suits you.

Or you may complete the following survey:

Online resources evaluation survey – 7 Minutes (to help us collect your feedback on this resource) 

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Was the ‘gap year’ resource we shared with you any help?

A ‘gap year’ means taking a ‘break’ to engage in various activities between the end of high school and starting your next study.

The University of Sydney is collaborating with the University of Canberra, the University of Wollongong and the Country Education Foundation to develop a free and non-branded information resource to help people decide about gap years and transition from a gap year to the university or other further studies.

Please know that the resource is free and available to everyone; but, this resource is something new … so we are keen to know what people think about it and to research whether the resource is useful or not. You don’t have to participate in any research just because you use or subscribe to the resource.  If you don’t want to participate in the research, just go back to using the resource like normal.