Community Engagement

Community at UNSW is one of the cornerstones of our mission. Our objective is to make an impact on contemporary issues by being recognised as a key source of expertise in our communities, ensuring vibrant and growing partnerships with industry and community organisations, and developing and maintaining highly valued relationships with alumni, former staff and UNSW supporters.


UNSW is involved in our community in many ways, supporting the arts, Indigenous education, sports and much more

"Books like these are very difficult to do and not many publishers would take them on these days..... Very few Australian publishers are making high-quality jacketed hardback volumes as they are expensive to produce...."
Kathy Bail, Chief Executive of UNSW Press


To support community at UNSW, please consider donating to any of the following areas:

Nura Gili Indigenous Programs

Nura Gili Centre for Indigenous Programs is committed to improving higher education outcomes for Indigenous Australians by providing aspirational programs, learning opportunities and alternative pathways for Indigenous Australians with potential to succeed.

Winter School, a week long residential program for students in Years 10 – 12, provides the opportunity to experience university life including participation in academic and team building activities.  The Pre-programs for school leavers offer alternative pathways for entry into the Faculties of Medicine, Law, Engineering, Social Work and Business, while the Spring Forum provides information and opportunities for mature age students.

Contact Information:
Hannah McCann
Development Manager, Equity and Access
+61 (2) 9385 9092
h.mccann[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

http://www.nuragili.unsw.edu.au/futurestudents

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ASPIRE

UNSW initiated ASPIRE to positively impact the educational and career aspirations of school students from sectors of the community with significantly low participation in higher education.  Through an integrated program of school workshops, campus visits and activities  ASPIRE guides students to make informed choices about higher education and career options as well as connect them with positive role models including UNSW students who volunteer as ASPIRE ambassadors.

The ASPIRE program supports academic achievement and develops transition skills so that disadvantaged students have the capacity to access higher education and reach their full potential.

Contact Information:
Hannah McCann
Development Manager, Equity and Access
+61 (2) 9385 9092
h.mccann[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

http://www.aspire.unsw.edu.au/

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The Australia Ensemble @ UNSW

The Australia Ensemble @UNSW is a professional chamber music ensemble which adds significantly to the cultural life of UNSW and the community.  Comprising seven of Australia’s leading musicians, the Australia Ensemble has a demonstrated commitment to the development of new Australian music, having been involved in commissioning a body of over thirty works by leading composers.

The Ensemble presents an annual subscription series as well as many free concerts and workshops on campus, and has toured nationally and internationally as a symbol of the excellence of UNSW.

Contact Information:
Hannah McCann
Development Manager, Equity and Access
+61 (2) 9385 9092
h.mccann[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

http://www.ae.unsw.edu.au/

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Confucius Institute at UNSW

The Confucius Institute at UNSW was established in 2009 to promote and support important and innovative language, cultural and research collaborations between UNSW, our partner Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in Beijing.

Our key focus is to enhance Australia's knowledge of China through support for projects aimed at deepening understanding amongst the business, academic, professional and broader community of relevant contemporary issues. The Confucius Institute works across UNSW faculties to encourage research and collaboration, student and academic exchanges, and enhance Chinese language capacity to build cohorts of students and researchers with a deeper knowledge of China.

We encourage donors to support this significant opportunity to enhance the mutual understanding and broader community relationships between China and Australia.

Contact Information:
Helen Tauro
Development Associate
02 9385 8520
h.tauro[at]unsw.edu[dot]au


http://www.confuciusinstitute.unsw.edu.au/

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Walama Muru Volunteer Program

Walama Muru  means 'a return of road or path' and that's exactly what Walama Muru does by forging new connections and reinforcing old ones between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

The Walama Muru Volunteer Program recruits 20 Indigenous and non-Indigenous student volunteers to fundraise and travel each year to an Aboriginal community in rural or remote Australia. Once there, volunteers
use the funds they raise to conduct community development projects in consultation with  community members.

The program is known for the memorable experience it offers volunteers in terms of cultural exchange and awareness, as well as the social impact for the Indigenous community in which the volunteers are engaged. 

Walama Muru is a unique volunteer program that performs lasting Reconciliation at the grass-roots level.

Please give now to make a difference to an Aboriginal community.

Contact Information:
Hannah McCann
Development Manager, Equity and Access
+61 (2) 9385 9092
h.mccann[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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The UNSW Press Literary Fund

University of New South Wales Press Ltd has been operating since 1962 in book publishing, marketing, distribution and retailing. Its mission is to contribute to the intellectual and cultural development of Australia.

UNSW Press is committed to publishing the best non-fiction writing in Australia. This may be literary non-fiction by well-established writers, books from emerging writers, original scholarship pitched at a broad audience, major reference and cultural works of national significance or distinctively produced and designed books with high aesthetic value.

The UNSW Press Literary Fund enables important projects by supporting writers with a UNSW Press book contract and providing them with the opportunity to work with editors to realise their book’s potential; by underwriting production costs and fees for designers, photographers and illustrators; by printing books on high-quality stock or distributing them in electronic formats; by covering permissions costs to copyright holders.

Contact Information:
Kathy Bail
02 8936 0017
Kathy.Bail[at]unswpress.com[dot]au

http://newsouthpublishing.com/

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UNSW Library

The UNSW Library’s role has evolved from the maintenance of a large collection of texts and journals to the provision of digital knowledge resources and computer study facilities. 

The library welcomes donations to enhance digital resources and create additional reading and quiet study spaces which benefit all students at UNSW.

Contact Information:
Hannah McCann
Development Manager, Equity and Access
+61 (2) 9385 9092
h.mccann[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

http://www.library.unsw.edu.au/index.html

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UNSW Sport & Recreation

UNSW sport clubs have over 4,000 members. Donations are used to provide support for outstanding and disadvantaged students through scholarships and registration fee subsidies as well as to support capital projects and other expenses. Please include the specific club name if required in the subject box

Contact Information:
Chris Lewis
Development Manager, Sport and Residences
02 9385 8344
chris.lewis[at]unsw.edu[dot]au

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