Equity means fairness and equality in everything we do, and social justice philosophy and practices are embedded into all aspects of the university's activities.
We are dedicated to increasing participation in post-school pathways and tertiary study amongst school leavers and second chance learners who may not have had the opportunity, support or resources to realise their potential. We have long-standing outreach, admissions and support programs for under-represented groups, with a particular emphasis on students from low socio-economic, rural, Indigenous and Pasifika backgrounds.
We embed gender equity philosophy and practices into all aspects of the university's activities.
We recognise that gender is one dimension of diversity and are committed to achieving fair and equitable outcomes for staff and students in all aspects of work and study, regardless of gender identity or presentation.
Disability, injury and health condition support
Disability Services supports students with a disability, injury or health condition.
Appointments are free and confidential. Information will not appear on your student record, or be made available to others without your prior consent, except where required by law e.g. to preserve health or safety.Disability support
Our disability policies outline the ways we provide equal access to learning and research for people with a disability.
We provide a range of support services and continue to improve our policies and practices to enhance equitable access for people with a disability.
Respect and safety
As part of a nation-wide effort, QUT is actively engaged in preventing incidents; increasing reporting rates; and supporting students who make a disclosure or complaint.
Our six-part action plan is being implemented across the university through a range of training, education, awareness campaigns and improvements to policies and procedures.
We welcome and support students from low-income backgrounds.
We aim to reduce financial hardship as a barrier to achievement, which allows our students to realise their full potential and succeed.
We have a strong commitment to develop a culturally diverse staff and student population, and eliminate racism on campus.
We recognise the importance of valuing diversity to create a vibrant, flexible and creative university culture, which encourages innovative approaches and enriches our work and study environment for everyone.
Religion on campus
We embrace cultural diversity in all its forms including the freedom to worship and observe individual spiritual and religious customs and rituals. Any kind of harassment or discrimination on religious grounds contravenes both state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
We have chaplaincy centres and services for people of all faiths for quiet prayer, worship services and prayer meetings. There are chapels and Muslim prayer rooms at our Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove campuses.
We are committed to providing an environment which values each member of its diverse community, and protects staff and students from bullying, harassment and unlawful discrimination.
This includes staff and students who identify as lesbian; gay; bisexual; transgender; intersex; queer or questioning; asexual, agender or aromantic; and those with other diverse genders and sexualities (LGBTIQA+).
Development and training
An important part of QUT's strategy for meeting our staff and student equity goals is the provision of training and development programs around LGBTQIA+ and disability awareness, Reconciliation, and cultural diversity.