Are you the first in your family to study?

Students who are the first in their family to study at university often face different challenges to other students when it comes to study. We've created these free resources for current students who are the first in their immediate family to study, to help you through your first year of university.  

We're here to help you learn the stuff they don't teach you in class that can help you succeed at study and university! From your very own downloadable motivational cards, to blogs from current first in family students, to tips and tricks to help boost your confidence from the experts, you'll find free online support to get you through your university studies!  

Support your student

Busting the myths

Celebrate to motivate

Get motivated

Talk to family and friends about uni

Studying parent guide

 See the bigger picture

Increase your resilience

Build your self-confidence

Don't let fear hold you back

Hear from the experts

Your support network


For more information about being the first in your family to study at university or to chat to our team, you can contact us by emailing

*Higher Education Information Management Systems (HEIMS) data, Department of Education and Training, 2015.