What is the ALLY program?

What is the ALLY program?

The ALLY@UNSW Network is a lighthouse program that aims to ensure UNSW is a safe, welcoming place for all students and staff who identify as LGBTIQ. The ALLY training program aims to make UNSW a great place for everybody by reducing barriers of fear and ignorance that lead to prejudice and discrimination.

ALLY@UNSW training is facilitated by Clare Ellis (Student Equity) and Bridget Haire (Senior Researcher The Kirby Institute). Shristi Barahi (Student Life and Learning) is the ALLY newsletter co-ordinator.

ALLY@UNSW works with Student Queer Officers @ ARC, Workplace Diversity and our current UNSW LGBTIQ Champion Mark Wilcox to promote LGBTIQ awareness and inclusion at UNSW.

Our ALLIES will be happy to hear from you. ALLIES can be recognised by the rainbow ALLY@UNSW logo on the badge they are wearing, or by an ALLY certificate/sticker on their office door.

If you have an employment related matter, you may wish to contact an Ally who works in Human Resources (HR). Like all Allies, HR Allies have completed UNSW’s Ally training and are sensitive to issues faced by the LGBTIQ community. They can provide confidential referral advice for LGBTIQ staff related issues. 

Wherever you see the ALLY logo, you will know you have found a trained supportive member of staff who is able offer confidential referral to appropriate services for LGBTIQ students and staff.

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