Respect Week 2022

Tackling discrimination & celebrating diversity 

Respect Week is a safe and fun environment in which to learn more about other people's experiences, unlearn our prejudices and become more aware and inclusive – to become better humans. It’s an opportunity for students and staff to explore and learn in a safe non-judgemental environment. Angela Griffin, EDI & Project Coordinator at Arc.

What's on

This year’s Respect Week is back on campus and hopes to be bigger than ever with a weeklong series of activities focused on anti-discrimination and celebrating UNSW diversity.

Join us @ the Quad on Wednesday 22 June for a jam packed day of Respect themed events & activities:

🎨 11AM | Wellness Painting!
📛 11AM | VU Badge Making: Make pronoun badges with Volunteers United!
💄 12PM | Drag Workshop: Learn how to do drag makeup with UNSW's own drag queen Dining Mei! Register 
🥟 12PM | Food Truck: Grab some free Yum Cha!
🥊 12PM | She Can demo: Join us to learn about Boxing and Tai Kwon Do!
🌻 1PM | Earring Weaving workshop: Participate in an earring weaving workshop using traditional Aboriginal weaving techniques! Register
💛 2PM | Culture Cafe Session! Register
☀️ 2PM | Walama Muru Stall: Learn more about the Walama Muru program and snack on some traditional First Nations food!

Find out more about Respect Week and Be a Better Human with Arc.

Arc's website

Training courses

Cultural competency training to develop literacy, empathy, and understanding of race-related issues and identities, and improve safety and support for people of colour.

Tuesday 21 June

1.00 - 4:30pm


This SBS Inclusion module is designed to improve understanding of inclusion and provides tools to apply knowledge to promote diversity, identify types of bias and be more inclusive of a range of diverse communities – leading to a fairer, more inclusive environment.

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Australia is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. This course helps understand what culture is, and recognise that it impacts all aspects of behaviour.

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Whilst the conversation around gender equality has been going on for centuries, the reality is there is still a long way to go. Learn more about the importance and possibilities of gender equality, and how to identify some of the characteristics of sexism, sexual harassment, domestic and family violence.

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Gain awareness of the many types of disability, learn best practice approaches for inclusion and better understand the effects of neurodiversity and mental health on inclusion.

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More information

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.

In this ongoing video series we meet and talk to people who courageously share their own experiences, the impact it’s had, what they’ve learnt and how ‘active bystanders’ could have helped

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