LGBTIQ+ Inclusion

UNSW aims to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors. 

We understand LGBTIQ+ people continue to face challenges in society that their non-LGBTIQ+ equivalents may not experience. We hope you feel welcomed and supported here. 

At UNSW we aim to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all students and staff regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender. This is underpinned by UNSW's Equity and Diversity Policy

We are committed to ensuring LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (Questioning) students and staff can thrive in our community without experiencing alienation or ill-treatment by fellow staff or students in the University. 

The University has codes of conduct for both staff and students.

At UNSW, all policies are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ employees and their families, such as the travel insurance policy, relocation policy, domestic violence support policy and parental leave policies (including foster parent, surrogacy and adoption, as outlined in UNSW Enterprise Agreements 2018 – Academic Staff and Professional Staff). To find out more, read all policies.

The Ally@UNSW Network aims to ensure UNSW is a safe and welcoming place for all LGBTIQ students and staff. 

Students can contact any trained Ally, member, such as Dr Bridget Haire, to have an impartial and confidential conversation about LGBTIQ+ matters.

At UNSW we believe education can shape attitudes and behaviours and make our community a better place. We offer free inclusiveness training for staff and students.