Equity, diversity & inclusion

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UNSW School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences provides a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all staff and students regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identification. Our school strongly supports UNSW’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy and initiatives. 

The Equity Diversity & Inclusion Working Group of UNSW Science is committed to reducing barriers that impede EDI via initiatives that benefit staff and students. This group provides strategic direction and leadership in line with UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. The overall goal of the strategy is to support an equitable workplace for all staff and students of UNSW. Learn more about our EDI initiatives at faculty level. 

Our representatives 

Associate Professor Adriana Verges is the UNSW Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences representative member of the UNSW Science EDI Working Group.  

At the school level, we sit on an EDI committee with the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. Adriana co-chairs the committee with Associate Professor Brendan Burns.

Our newsletter 

For a monthly summary of the latest research and information on EDI matters relevant to science, subscribe to ExpEDIte: The Science Equity Diversity & Inclusion Roundup.