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Equity Guilds

Formerly known as ‘Collectives’ – UNSA’s ‘Equity Guilds’ bring students, staff, and community members together to empower diverse communities at the University of Newcastle.

Empowering diverse communities at the University of Newcastle.

The UNSA Equity Guilds are student-led spaces that serve the purpose of providing support and a safe place for communities to discuss, raise awareness of and advocate for issues affecting their community within the University of Newcastle and more broadly.  

The Guilds are made up of members that identify with the represented communities. Membership is open to students for free, to alumni and staff for a $5 fee and to community members outside of the University for a $10 fee.

The Guilds are led by their respective Equity Officer, which are student-held positions. Their role is to chair the Guild meetings, organise Guild events, and to act on behalf of the Guild by sitting on the UNSA Student Representative Council (SRC) where issues affecting students are raised and addressed. UNSA recognises that the Equity Officer positions are an important role that takes time and dedication – because of this, Equity Officers are eligible to receive honorarium payments.

Other volunteer, student-held roles will be created within the Guilds at the discretion of each Guild’s members, to assist the Equity Officer in carrying out their role.

Guild Memberships

Joining an UNSA Equity Guild is easy & cheap. Plus, students at the University of Newcastle can join a Guild for free!

Alumni & Staff

Per Guild / Per Year

$ 5.00 Year
  • Partial Voting Rights
  • Quarterly Guild Meetings
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Workshops & Events
  • Advocate & Advise on issues at UNSA & University of Newcastle

Current Students

$ Free
  • Full Voting Rights
  • Merch & Goodies
  • Monthly & Quarterly Guild Meetings
  • Exclusive Workshops
  • Hands-On Advocacy
  • Become a Mentee
  • Have your say in what goes on at UNSA & University of Newcastle!

Community

Per Guild / Per Year

$ 10.00 Year
  • Optional Quarterly Meetings
  • Workshops & Events
  • Advisory Opportunities
  • Opportunity to sponsor events
  • Advise on issues at University of Newcastle

UNSA Equity Guilds

Queer Guild

The Queer Guilds is a student-led, inclusive, safe and welcoming space for all students and members of community who identify as LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual or aromantic) identifying or questioning.

Womens Guild

The Women’s Guild is a student-led, safe and empowering space for women, non-binary and women-identifying students at the University of Newcastle.

First Nations Guild

The First Nations Guild is a student-led, inclusive, culturally safe and welcoming space for all students and members of community who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

Parents & Carers Guild

The Parents & Carers Guild is a student-led, inclusive, safe and welcoming space for all students and members of community that are studying with children or other loved ones as dependents in their care.

Accessibility Guild

The Accessibility Guild is a student-led, inclusive, safe and welcoming space for all students and members of community who may be neurodivergent, braille users; have a disability, learning disorder, vision impairment, difficulty hearing; are experiencing mental illness, chronic pain, mobility issues, or have lived experiences in any of these areas.