The School of Mathematics and Statistics aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all students regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender identification. As such, the School strongly supports UNSW's Equity and Diversity Policy in regard to these matters.
The School has established an Equity and Opportunity Committee to oversee these issues and to ensure that we provide a comfortable and safe educational environment for all.
Through the Student Services Office, we coordinate special provisions for SEADU students.The liaison person for SEADU students in the School is Markie Lugton, Student Administration Officer (RC-3072, ph: 9385 7011).
We believe that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (Questioning) students and staff ought to be able to enjoy their time with us without experiencing any sense of alienation or ill-treatment at the hands of either fellow staff or students in the University.
The School liaison person for LGBTIQ students or staff is Peter Brown, (RC-5106, ph: 9385 7106), while Catherine Greenhill (RC-5015, ph: 9385 7105) and Julie Hebblewhite (Student Services Manager, RC-3088, ph: 9385 7053) are members of the Ally@UNSW network.
Women are still underrepresented in mathematics and statistics, but our School is working hard to help address that imbalance through various initiatives such as our Girls Do the Maths workshops, Women in Mathematics and Statistics program, and our Data Science and Decisions female Ambassador program.