Combining Parenting, Caring, Study and Work

Gender Equity at the University

We are committed to redressing women’s underrepresentation especially in senior positions. Factors such as family responsibilities; part-time, temporary and casual employment; gender bias; and wider societal influences can pose barriers to women (and to men) in employment.

The following policies, initiatives and projects are intended to enhance the University’s work environment and ensure talented staff can succeed here.

Equity Related Policies and Guidelines

Support for Parenting

Support for Carers

The University supports students and staff who are Carers. Information, including Toolkits for staff and students can be found on the Equity Office website.

Inclusive employment


Women in Leadership

The Women in Leadership Programme is a year-long programme that provides opportunities for women to develop personal leadership skills.

Further information on how the University works towards improving women in leadership includes: