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 and welcoming place for all students and staff who identify as LGBTIQ. The 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 Andrew Addie (a.addie@unsw.edu.au).

ALLY@UNSW works with Student Queer Officers, Workplace Diversity and our current UNSW LGBTIQ Champion Dr Bridget Haire (b.haire@unsw.edu.au) to promote LGBTIQ awareness and inclusion at UNSW.

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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