We are excited to have the support of the following Sponsors for the 2017 Conference and for their valuable contribution towards the success of STARS.
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education



It’s 2017. Students expect to be connected all the time. Connect them with UCROO.

UCROO is a web and mobile application that integrates with your existing systems (LMS, SIS, etc.) to add a thriving ‘online campus’ where students can connect, collaborate and support each other.

Academic institutions in Australia and the U.S. use UCROO to:

  • Enhance peer-to-peer interaction, support and sense of belonging
  • Increase student discussion and social learning around coursework
  • Capture student activity and ag unsatis ed and at-risk students
  • Deliver communications via push noti cations (and reduce email load)
  • Increase connection with student support services
  • Improve mentor program management and interaction
  • Better connect students with student organisations and events

UCROO can also be utilised to connect students with other systems (LMS, email, timetable, etc.) and can now be white-labelled to become your university social network.

As a long-term sponsor of STARS, UCROO provides discounted subscription fees to universities with delegates at the Conference.


Contact Details:

Chase Williams
University Director
E: chase@ucroo.com
P: 0403 571 564






About the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE):
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) at Curtin University is a research centre dedicated to informing public policy design and implementation, and institutional practice, in order to improve higher education participation and success for marginalised and disadvantaged people.

The centre’s objectives are:

  • to be at the centre of public policy dialogue about equity in higher education, and
  • to ‘close the gap’ between equity policy, research and practice by:
    • supporting and informing evaluation of current equity practice with a particular focus on identifying good practice
    • identifying innovative approaches to equity through existing research and the development of a forward research program to fill gaps in knowledge, and
    • translating these learnings into practical advice for decision makers and practitioners alike.

Contact Us:

Email | ncsehe@curtin.edu.au
Web | ncsehe.edu.au

Follow us on Twitter | @NCSEHE

Google+ | NcseheEduAu





Every student should have help, exactly when they need it, wherever they are. The results for first-year students speak for themselves:

“The benefits were most pronounced among people with poor school results who accessed the services frequently. Students from the bottom bands of Queensland school achievement who used YourTutor more than five times averaged GPAs of over 5, compared to about 3 for those who didn’t use the service.” The Australian, April 2017

All students should have access to timely, after-hours support. That’s why 1 in 2 Australian universities already use YourTutor to deliver the highest quality academic support, as one piece of the university’s complete support program.

At the STARS conference, ask Héma or Ged about whether YourTutor is right for your university’s student experience or student outreach program.

We want to help you stay informed about Australia’s after-hours digital support options, and to tick the right boxes for measurable and ethical student support to complete your student program.

Download the full first-year student trial data, as presented at Universities UK in April 2017:

If you have any questions at all, please reach out to Héma or Ged.

Héma Prakash: hprakash@yourtutor.edu.au
Ged Benn: gbenn@yourtutor.edu.au

Ph: 02 9906 2700