The School of Mathematics and Statistics aims to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all students and staff 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.
The School has established an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion 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 Equitable Learning Services (ELS) students.The liaison person for ELS 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). Several members of the School belong to the Ally@UNSW network: you can find their names on this list of allies (scroll down to the heading "School of Mathematics and Statistics").
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.
More information and resources are available on the webpages of the Faculty of Science Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (SEDIWG). This includes details of EDI support funds that are available to staff.