We want all our students and staff to have a sense of belonging.
We're committed to fostering a safe, supportive and equitable environment for all staff, students and the wider community regardless of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity.
UNSW is committed to excellence in teaching and research and providing equal opportunity.
Our UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture EDI Committee facilitates, supports and creates initiatives, programs, guidelines and activities to empower everyone in the faculty to feel safe, included and respected. We collaborate with other UNSW EDI groups to ensure everyone has equitable opportunities to succeed, regardless of background, to show leadership and benefit from others' initiatives and best practices.
Our faculty wants LGBTIQ+ students and staff to fulfill their potential and enjoy being at UNSW without experiencing any sense of alienation and ill-treatment from fellow staff or students. Being a safe and inclusive environment is fundamental to who we are.
The Ally@UNSW Network aims to ensure UNSW is a safe and welcoming place for all LGBTIQ+ staff and students, and Arts, Design & Architecture is well represented in the ally network membership. The Ally training program aims to make UNSW an excellent place for everybody by reducing barriers of fear and ignorance that lead to prejudice and discrimination.
See our Arts, Design & Architecture Ally contacts.
UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture is committed to the idea that fairness requires equality of access and opportunity. UNSW provides a range of support to students to manage the demands of university and a health condition, learning disability, mental health issues, or other personal circumstances impacting their studies. Students may be eligible for support or educational adjustments after registering with UNSW Equitable Learning Services.
Our faculty is made up of an incredibly diverse group of people. We are committed to cultural and linguistic diversity and strive to provide a culturally inclusive environment where students and staff can freely express who they are, their opinions and points of view, and reach their full potential. It's important they fully participate in teaching, learning, work and social activities, and feel safe from abuse, harassment or unfair criticism. To help create a culturally inclusive culture, UNSW promotes Cultural Diversity Teaching Practices.
As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, staff are encouraged to reflect on and critically engage with organisers of public and professional forums where there is a lack of diversity in speakers, content or people with lived experience of the forum themes. One powerful and practical way of doing this is by ensuring all forums you are involved in at the university, and more broadly, take diversity into account. Within this context, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture encourages all staff to commit to the Panel Pledge.
These members of staff have made the Panel Pledge: