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. 

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.  

Our champions are passionate individuals who drive change across the university in their respective diversity areas: gender, flexible work and leave options, cultural diversity, LGBTIQ+ and disability.

UNSW recognises that transgender and gender diverse people can face unique and complex challenges, and that a supportive work environment can play a central role in enhancing a staff member’s wellbeing.

Gain access to a range of guidelines and helpful resources to help staff and managers support their LGBTIQ+ colleagues in a range of areas.