Welcome to the Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion

Since its establishment in 1949, UNSW has been committed to excellence in teaching and research and providing equality of opportunity.  As a leader of innovation and social advancement through research, the University aims to have a positive impact in improving the lives of our students and employees, people in Australia and around the world.

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The Division aims to create an inclusive campus for students and staff to reach their full potential, regardless of their background and to promote the value and benefits of diversity for students, staff and visitors.

At UNSW, we believe diversity provides invaluable perspectives enriching the learning, teaching and working experiences for our students and staff. 

Our aim is to improve the educational outcomes for students who are underrepresented in higher education, particularly those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.  


Over 50 free events and activities are scheduled throughout the week of 25 - 29 October, addressing topics including age diversity, cultural and linguistic diversity, disability inclusion, gender diversity, Indigenous knowledge, LGBTIQ+ inclusion, mental health and neurodiversity.


UNSW appoints new Diversity Champions every two years. These passionate individuals work closely with the Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion to champion key portfolio areas of inclusion and diversity at UNSW.

Arc and UNSW have partnered in an initiative called 'Be A Better Human' in order to help strengthen a respectful and inclusive culture.Together we want to encourage everyone to do more when it comes to understanding, preventing and responding to disrespectful behaviours.

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Forthcoming events

  • 25/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
    8:00am - 7:15pm
    Over 50 events and activities that embrace the diversity of our community and ignite broader conversations about how we can foster a more inclusive society.
  • 25/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
    9:00am - 11:00pm
    The untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever.
  • 28/10/2021 - 28/10/2021
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    An exploration of the relationship between disability and bioethics; and the implications of disability bioethics, focusing on the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 29/10/2021 - 29/10/2021
    2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Carol Vale, Sarah Hyland, Yanti Ropeyarn and Leesa Watego discuss envisioning a future where we can all thrive and belong.