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Diversity Week

Together, We All Belong

16-20 August 2021

Diversity Week is about celebration, conversation and inclusion.

We will have activities running from 16-20 August 2021 across all USC campuses, showcasing the contributions made by students, staff and alumni and encouraging creative conversations about diversity and inclusion.

Check out the 2021 USC Diversity Week Program.

Vice-Chancellor and President Diversity and Inclusion Awards 2021

Do you know a Diversity and Inclusion Champion? Someone who works above and beyond to promote and advocate for Diversity and Inclusion.

Each year the Vice-Chancellor and President’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards acknowledges and celebrates USC staff, students, and graduates who have made an ​​outstanding and demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion within the university or its broader community

​​​​2021 Nominations now open.

​​Entries close at the end of Diversity Week, Sunday, 22 August 2021, at midnight and will be announced the week of 30 August 2021​.

Bridie Kean
Bridie Kean

USC Associate Lecturer, Public Health; Australian Wheelchair basketballer

Diversity is such a broad term. To me, it means recognising and celebrating everyone’s backgrounds and experiences and journeys because that’s what makes the world a richer place.
Justin Chilly
Justin Chilly

USC social work student

When I think of diversity, I think of people’s uniqueness. Nobody’s ever the same as the person next to them. But even though everyone is unique and different, we all share common bonds.
Tanisha Watts
Tanisha Watts

Vice President of Education, USC Law Students’ Association

It’s important to celebrate our differences because people – or groups of people – become marginalised when we’re not seeking out those different perspectives.
Nina Ashfield
Nina Ashfield

USC graduate and Chancellor’s Medal recipient; former president of Amnesty International USC

We’re essentially creating the world’s next leaders, so our students need to make their voices heard to the people in power who are making the decisions.