UNSW aspires to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, paying particular attention to ensuring no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability or Indigenous origin.
ASPIRE is an award-winning outreach program working in communities where the number of students who go on to university is low. ASPIRE aims to help students who are experiencing educational disadvantage discover that they can achieve much more than they think they can. By building their confidence, providing information and experiences, ASPIRE puts a university education within their reach.
Through its Disability Inclusion Action Plan, UNSW is striving to create a campus culture that recognises the needs of people with disabilities and ensures the learning and teaching experience is welcoming and inclusive and that the University’s built and digital environment is accessible for staff and students with disability. We believe that an organisation is enriched by and benefits from a community that is diverse rather than homogenous.
2016 saw the first "Engaging Women in the Built Environment" event, part of a series to encourage a more equitable quota of women in leadership in the built environment industry. To ensure we continue the conversation, we invite you to join our newly created LinkedIn Group on engaging women in the built environment. We would be delighted to share your thoughts, ideas and advice for women in the built environment.
We believe that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender students ought to be able to enjoy their time with us without experiencing any sense of alienation or ill-treatment at the hands of either staff or fellow students in the University. UNSW Built Environment aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all students regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identification.
Nura Gili provides pathways to learning opportunities that embrace Indigenous knowledge, culture and histories. Nura Gili strives for excellence in educational services and works towards assuring participation and access to all the programs it offers. The staff and students at Nura Gili support community outreach programs to actively spread the message of the availability of tertiary studies. Staff and students also work to promote the centrality of arts, culture and heritage for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples - throughout UNSW and the wider community.
Our scholarships help students to achieve their potential and enhance the experience of individuals who might otherwise struggle financially to maintain a place at university. They reward excellence, encourage international mobility, diversity and equity, all critical themes in the UNSW 2025 Strategy.