A safe community
Keeping our community safe
How can I contribute to a safer UWA community?
Collaborating makes our community safer
The Safer Communities Working Group was established in 2016 in response to the report by Australian Human Rights Commission. It exists to build a safe, inclusive and supportive campus culture at UWA. Both staff and students are members of the Working Group and come from across the University, including College Row and the Guild.
Safer Communities Award
The University of Western Australia and UWA Student Guild are committed to ensuring all members of the University community are able to work and study in a safe environment that is free from danger, intimidation and harassment.
The 2020 UWA Safer Communities Award recognises the successes of key individuals or teams who have delivered projects that aim to create a safe, inclusive and supportive environment at the University in line with the UWA Student Experience Strategy – Experience UWA 2025.
Nominations are encouraged from individuals or teams across all areas of the University and its affiliates, including the Student Guild and College Row. Students and staff are both invited to apply. Nominations are also invited for collaborative projects between teams. Preference will be given to individuals or projects whose contributions extend beyond their usual core business.
Nominations have now closed and the winner will be announced in late October.
College Row Cultural Review and Taskforce
In October 2017, UWA and the five residential colleges commissioned a review of sexual misconduct within the college setting in accordance to Recommendation 9 from The Australian Human Rights Commission Change the Course Report. The overarching report findings are available in the Report’s Executive Summary. A Taskforce was convened in December 2019 to address the recommendations.
The majority of recommendations and suggested actions have since been endorsed and implemented by all Colleges, or are reflective of the ongoing nature of the recommendations, such as annual training and review. A summary and detailed action plan can be found in the Taskforce 2020 Report.College Row Cultural Review Report [PDF, 3.2MB]
Taskforce Report [PDF, 3.2MB]