UNSA Equity Guilds
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. We provide education, support, lots of fun activities and a place to advocate for issues impacting on our community. Whether you’re out and proud, or still exploring your own sexual or gender identity, it’s a great place to make new friends, build a support network, learn more about queer culture and connect with the queer community.
What's an UNSA Equity Guild?
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.
Queer 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
- Partial Voting Rights
- Quarterly Guild Meetings
- Mentorship Opportunities
- Workshops & Events
- Advocate & Advise on issues at UNSA & University of Newcastle
- 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!