Providing UNSW staff with student consultancy.
UNSW's Student Lived Advisory Group (LEAG) was established in 2020 to reflect and engage with diverse lived experiences and needs of the student body within university programs and broader decision making.
What does the LEAG do?
The LEAG has recruited current UNSW students with lived experience of equity, diversity, and inclusion. The project offers students paid, workplace development opportunities and the ability to build positive relationships with current students, while increasing students’ participation, awareness and understanding of equity, diversity, and inclusion across UNSW.
Students consult on a wide range of campaigns and projects and contribute to policy review, the improvement of processes, communications, events, responses to social movements and brainstorming creative ideas. This process enables students to strengthen their advocacy, public speaking, chairing meetings, leadership skills, whilst broadening their understanding of developing and contributing to an equitable, inclusive and diverse working environment.
The LEAG contains a group of fifteen students who can offer feedback on relevant university projects or activities based on their individual lived experiences. It includes students from culturally diverse backgrounds, migrant and refugee experiences, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+, low socio-economic backgrounds, mature students, students with a disability, women in STEMM fields, and parents and carers. See below for more information on the team.