Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Workplace Diversity is committed to driving initiatives for staff which support:
UNSW supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through Nura Gili, Centre for Indigenous Programs | Learn more
UNSW's Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous, Professor Megan Davis, has overall responsibility for ensuring that the University delivers on its agenda for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students | Read more

Our work at a glance

  • Paid parental leave (including up to 36 weeks paid Maternity Leave), Partner Leave, Carer's Leave and Domestic Violence Leave (see below), may be accessed by eligible University staff. These provisions are set out in the Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreements.
  • The UNSW Parenting Booklet provides an overview of parental leave, entitlements, policies and procedures for academic and professional staff at the University.
  • UNSW is committed to doing all that is possible to support staff who experience domestic violence. The University's Domestic Violence Support Policy and Procedure include a comprehensive list of support available to staff, including ten days paid domestic violence leave.
  • The Vice-Chancellor's Childcare Support Fund helps women researchers with childcare responsibilities present their research at conferences and workshops.
  • The Career Advancement Fund assists women academics to re-establish their careers after returning from a period of parental leave.
  • UNSW owns and operates four early childhood education and care centres: House at Pooh Corner, Kanga's House, Tigger's Honeypot and Owl's House
  • UNSW is an accredited Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace with parents' rooms on the Kensington campus and at UNSW Canberra.
  • Academic Promotions Workshops are run four times per year. For details, please contact Manager, Academic Promotions, David Gleeson: ext. 52716 or d.gleeson@unsw.edu.au.
  • In 2013, UNSW Deputy Chancellor, Jillian Segal AM, established the Senior Women's Network to provide networking opportunities for senior academic and professional women at the University.
  • The Women in Research Network (WiRN) and Early Career Academic Network (ECAN) are active networking groups which meet regularly to discuss career-related issues.
  • UNSW's Disability Travel Assistance Fund supports academic staff with disability to travel on work business by providing a contribution to additional expenses.
  • UNSW Teaching provide inclusive teaching practice resources to help staff better understand and incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching.
  • UNSW supports the Australian Human Rights Commission's campaign: Racism. It Stops With Me. The campaign encourages people to reflect on what they can do to counter racism.