Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Equity is in our DNA.
Since 1965, it has been the value that sets us apart and today it is the value that underpins our success.
We know that embedding equity, diversity and inclusion as the guiding principles in all we do helps us to live and achieve our other values of excellence, engagement and sustainability.
We are currently working across our institution to co-create a strategic, cohesive and meaningful EDI framework that our staff and students can relate and respond to, to create positive change. At the University of Newcastle, the broader equity, diversity and inclusion ecosystem includes:
- The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Indigenous Strategy and Leadership
- The Wollotuka Institute
- The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education
- Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre
- The ALLY Network
- College Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees
Formed in 2019, the dedicated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit sits in the Academic Division and works with both staff and students to translate institutional goals into tangible outcomes that make a difference to people’s lives.
The Unit is led by Director Tina Crawford and uses a business partner model to support Colleges and Divisions with EDI-related policies, projects, and events.