Welcome to the Equity and Student Engagement website. Here you can find details about strategies, services and opportunities at the University that foster student and staff diversity, address under-representation of certain groups and support the engagement of students in purposeful activities related to their educational development.
Equity and Student Engagement Priorities
The University provides opportunities and services to support the engagement of its diverse student and staff bodies.Read more about our participation and engagement priorities
A Diverse and Cosmopolitan University
The strength of the University is built upon contributions of scholars and professional staff from a range of backgrounds.Read more about our diverse and cosmopolitan university
Equity and Student Engagement Initiatives
The student equity, diversity, and engagement agenda is supported by academic and professional staff working in a range of roles.Read more about participation and engagement initiatives
Through research into issues relating to participation and engagement, including educational disadvantage and how it can be overcome, the University seeks to contribute to national social inclusion challenges.Read more about our research
2013 Equity Innovation Grants
The Pro Vice Chancellor, Equity and Student Engagement, has allocated $200,000 under the Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program to encourage initiatives that focus on attracting students from low socioeconomic status backgrounds (low SES) to higher education, and enhance mechanisms that support their participation once enrolled at the University. Equity Innovation Grants for 2013 have closed and applications are currently under consideration.
Diversity Week 2012!
Each year in August, the University of Melbourne celebrates Diversity Week with a lively program of events organised by staff and students.From Monday 6 to Friday 10 August 2012 the University of Melbourne will celebrate Diversity Week 2012 with a lively program of events organised by staff and students.
2012 Diversity and Social Inclusion Award Winners!
The University of Melbourne’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards recognise and reward members of the University community, including students and staff, who have made an outstanding and demonstrable contribution to diversity and inclusion. We have announced our 2012 Diversity and Social Inclusion Award Winners.