Diversity and inclusion are key priorities for the Faculty of Science. Find out how the Faculty of Science is working to ensure diversity and equity and foster inclusion among our people.
Excellence comes in many forms and diversity of thought, perspective and disciplines is essential to deliver globally leading science. Inclusivity, belonging and diversity underpin our core principles at the Faculty of Science, and inform our policies, practices, and values.
Our vision is to create a supportive and respectful environment where various perspectives and voices are heard in order to make a difference. Fostering a thriving, fair and diverse community ensures we are best placed to advance research, teaching and solve real-world issues.
Acknowledgment of Country
We acknowledge the first scientists of the unceded lands on which we work, learn and live: the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples (Burnley, Fishermans Bend, Parkville, Southbank and Werribee campuses), The Yorta Yorta Nation (Dookie and Shepparton campuses), and the Dja Dja Wurrung people (Creskwick campus).
Find out more about Indigenous research, engagement and inclusion in the Faculty of Science.
The Faculty of Science has several strategies that support our vision of creating and fostering a supportive and respectful environment.
Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan
The Faculty of Science has used feedback from staff and students to develop an action plan with steps to improving belonging, inclusivity and diversity within our work and study environment.
Staff can access the full Action Plan via the intranet.
Gender Equity Strategy
The Gender Equity in Science Strategy is a commitment by the Faculty to make a significant impact in achieving gender equity. The strategy outlines the initiatives which will provide important momentum towards this aim for female, trans and gender-diverse staff and students, across a number of areas and with ambitious targets and measures.
The Faculty of Science’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and each of its schools’ committees bring together staff and students to identify, discuss, advise on and progress issues and initiatives related to a providing diverse and inclusive environment.
Support is available for students and staff. Find out how to get support, or lodge and formal report or complaint.
Resources and initiatives
Access a range of resources, educational videos, and assets to broaden your understanding of diversity, inclusivity and belonging.
Access resources to help you with your studies and wellbeing, and learn how the University expects its students and staff to conduct themselves in their relationships with others.
For further information on the Faculty of Science’s equity and diversity initiatives, contact Georgina Such (email@example.com).