There are those who believe the Australian dream is owning your own home. Others believe it is wanting your kids to have a better life than you have had (along with an increasing realisation that this is sadly becoming less likely). The journalist, academic and historian, Norman Mackenzie, who helped found Britain’s largest university, the Open University (quoted above) believed that the Australian dream of the ‘fair go’ was coterminous with being given another chance to succeed.
About Engagement Australia
Engagement Australia is an alliance that supports and services its members and their various communities. Our membership includes 70% of Australian universities as well as private colleges, academic and professional Associate Members.
Community engagement allows universities the opportunity to play an important role of social responsibility in the local and broader vicinity they operate within.
Our main objective is to lead and facilitate the development of best practice university-community engagement in Australia. This is done through creating inclusive forums for discussion and development of engagement, promoting practice, fostering awareness, building capacity and developing resources. Through the work of our Board, committees and working groups, EA provides an array of professional development activities as well as networking opportunities to develop engagement knowledge, skills and capacity and build interactive networks, partnerships and other relationships within and between universities, business, industry, government and community-based organisations.