UNSW understands that everyone is different with individual perspectives and life experiences.
Here at the Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) our goal is to create a community where peoples whole identity is embraced and accepted, regardless of their gender, disability, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Our passionate team strives to create a fairer society as we believe untapped excellence exists in all facets of society, and no person or group should face barriers to any opportunity.
To do this we work with the whole UNSW community to embed the principles and practices of equity, diversity and inclusion across our campuses and evolve a culture that values and benefits from equality of opportunity; diversity of identity, and a fundamental respect for each other and our differences.
We strive for equal opportunities in staff recruitment, development, retention and promotion, and provide specific support for women, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQI+, people with disability and people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
As a result, UNSW is proudly recognised through diversity accreditations including:
- Gold employer in LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) as recognition of its commitment to the inclusion of gender, sex and sexuality diverse (LGBTIQ+) students and staff
- SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award for our work and ongoing commitment to advancing gender equity and diversity in STEMM disciplines in higher education and research
- Breastfeeding friendly workplace - accredited by the Australian Breastfeeding Association