Be a Better Human

Welcome

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.

Over the coming weeks and months we will talk openly and honestly about key issues such as racism, discrimination, misconduct, bullying and harassment, as someone who has been affected, that persons friend and even as a bystander.

Join in the conversation and let's figure out how we can be better humans.

Pledge your support

Now is the time to take action! We are inviting all students and staff to join us in pledging their support to stand up and speak out against wrongdoing and to come together to enact positive changes in our community.

Our goal is for everyone at UNSW to pledge to be an active bystander.

Pledge now 

 

The campaign is called Be a Better Human, because we don’t just want it to be about what we shouldn’t do; we want it to be about self-improvement for everyone. And when we say ‘everyone’, we really do mean everyone. 

A bystander is a person who is present and witnesses something but is not directly involved in it whereas an active bystander is someone who not only witnesses a situation, but takes action to keep a situation from escalating or to disrupt a problematic situation.

If you would like to talk to someone about a personal or professional matter that is causing you concern, free help, support and counselling services are available to students and staff at UNSW.

Whether you have been directly affected, are a witness to an incident or a support person, you can make an official complaint, an anonymous report or simply provide feedback.

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

UNSW is committed to providing an environment that is free from racial discrimination, harassment and vilification. But racism does still exist in our society. It comes in many forms and can happen in any situation. 

Support services

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of racism, discrimination, harassment or bullying and would like to talk to someone about it or make an official complaint, a range of confidential services are available.

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