High School Dropout to University Lecturer – Reclaiming Education

High School Dropout to University Lecturer – Reclaiming Education is tailored for audiences that work in the higher education sector or for those needing motivation entering further education.

Matt Vapor talks about how he disengaged with education by dropped out of high school and becoming homeless. He also discusses how he managed to get into university, earning his Masters and becoming a lecturer at university.

Matt outlines his personal path to pursue education and pushing back on his turbulent past.


  • Discuss the effects that domestic abuse has on education

  • Outline educational disconnection and disenfranchisement

  • Provide insight into educational motivators and how people can change their past

This talk contains the following topics:

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

  • School Violence

  • Educational Disadvantage

  • Educational Disconnection

  • Homelessness

  • Alternative Education Pathways


  • Teachers

  • Educators

  • Tafe Faculty

  • University Faculty

  • Education Assistants

  • Education Administrators

  • General Public

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This talk and workshop is written and delivered by Matt Vapor.

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