UNSA Equity Guilds
A student-led & empowering space for you.
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. The Women’s Guild is dedicated to the advocacy of issues impacting on our community, advancement of educational opportunities for women and non-binary students, as well as the provision of support and social networks to help make your time at University the best that it can be! We are trans-inclusive and dedicated to anti-colonial and intersectional feminism.
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.
Women's 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!