Strategic priority four

To develop our staff and to foster a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect.

Our staff are the lifeblood of our School – supporting our employees to fulfil their potential, and fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and respect where all members of our community feel welcome, safe and accepted is essential.

We see a culture of mutual respect as core to who we are. We are committed to supporting personal development opportunities for professional and academic staff and are open to exploring new ways to strengthen such opportunities.

To promote our organisational culture and ethos of inclusion, we will consider and review the effectiveness of hiring strategies to increase the number of female economists working in academic positions within the School. We will continue to support the Economic Society of Australia’s Women in Economics Network as well as student societies’ initiatives to support the careers of female economists.

We are committed to maintaining family-friendly policies which promote cohesive and varied family structures.

We will support the UQ Reconciliation Action Plan and aim to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying economics at the University. We will continue to provide scholarships that encourage Indigenous students to undertake economics-related study and ensure we provide them with the tools to flourish throughout their studies.

We will support related outreach activities. In line with The University of Queensland’s Disability Action Plan, we welcome students and staff of all abilities and encourage a culture where diversity is seen as a cornerstone of success.

The School supports our employees to fulfil their potential.