UQ is a socially diverse environment with staff from many backgrounds and lifestyles. Each staff member brings unique experiences and knowledge that enriches UQ.

We promote diversity through our people, ideas and cultures. This:

  • fosters an environment that is respectful, vibrant and inclusive
  • allows for the growth and empowerment of staff from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

Strategic objectives

These objectives are aligned with the UQ Strategic Plan:

  • establish strong policies in line with legislation that clearly outline our strong anti-harassment, anti-discrimination, and anti-racism stance
  • recognise and promote the importance of the global researcher who is culturally aware
  • provide resources and programs for staff from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • provide training and resources for staff and supervisors to raise awareness of cultural diversity to promote inclusive workplace practices
  • promote inclusive language
  • develop and maintain an inclusive, respectful and pleasant environment for staff from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles.

Racism. It Stops With Me

UQ has pledged its support to the ‘Racism. It Stops With Me’ campaign. The campaign is an initiative of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that encourages individuals and organisations to:

  • promote awareness of the impacts of racism
  • prevent and eliminate racism in the community.

We take a very strong stance against racism, and are proud to be a part of this campaign. In participating, we are taking active steps towards eradicating racism from our society and making a real positive social change.

Our objectives are closely aligned with the campaign objectives:

  • raise awareness among staff that racism is unacceptable and not tolerated in our community
  • give staff tools and resources needed to take practical action against racism
  • empower staff to prevent and respond effectively to racism
  • raise awareness that UQ is an inclusive space that embraces people from all different backgrounds and lifestyles, and is open to new ideas and cultures.

We will achieve these objectives by:

  • providing educational resources and toolkits for staff
  • promoting the campaign to raise awareness about the issue of racism
  • developing programs to educate and raise awareness about racism
  • organising an event to help promote the objectives of the campaign.

Contact your HR Professional Services team or Workplace Diversity and Inclusion for more information about how you can get involved.

Toolkits and resources