What is UNSW Advantage?

UNSW Advantage is the official recognition body that assesses co-curricular activities and professional development opportunities undertaken by students throughout the university, for inclusion on participants' Australian Higher Education Graduate Statement (AHEGS).

This ensures a high standard of excellence across all experiences throughout the university. The aim is to highlight how participation in co-curricular activities increases a student's ability to develop and demonstrate the Seven Advantages of UNSW Advantage.

UNSW Advantage also serves to promote the importance of this kind of development to UNSW students.

The UNSW Advantage is that our graduates become leaders who:

A1. Serve society 

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of service to society
  • Engagement: develop their capability to serve society
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to serve society

A2. Value diversity 

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of the value of diversity
  • Engagement: develop their capability to value diversity
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to value diversity to benefit society

A3. Foster collaboration 

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of how to foster collaboration
  • Engagement: develop their capability to foster collaboration
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to foster collaboration to benefit society

A4. Connect globally 

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of how to connect globally
  • Engagement: develop their capability to connect globally
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to connect globally to benefit society

A5. Embrace change 

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of how to embrace change
  • Engagement: develop their capability to embrace change
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to embrace change to benefit society

A6. Champion sustainability 

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of how to champion sustainability
  • Engagement: develop their capability to champion sustainability
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to champion sustainability to benefit society

A7. Continue learning  

Enablers:

  • Knowledge: increase their understanding of how to continually learn
  • Engagement: develop their capability to continually learn
  • Social Impact: apply their ability to continually learn to benefit society


The key objectives of UNSW Advantage are to:

  • Ensure all university volunteering and professional development activities and positions undertaken by students are recognised on their AHEGS.
  • Widen student participation and engagement in quality co-curricular activities.
  • Support all areas of the university in developing and promoting volunteering and professional development opportunities for students.
  • Create a vibrant and world class experience for students.

 

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