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SDG10 Reduced Inequalities

CQUniversity actively participates in, coordinates and leads a range of initiatives and activities that align to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 Reduced Inequalities.

Explore the information and policies outlined on this page to find out more.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

At CQUniversity, we deliver educational outreach programs and activities such as lectures, demonstrations, presentations and displays. Many of these activities are driven by CQUni staff, and as a student, you may be involved in voluntary student-run initiatives during your time with us.

Explore the sample of the outreach activities undertaken in 2019 below.

  • CQUniversity has a widening participation strategy that aims to promote higher education to low socioeconomic, regional and remote, and indigenous school students and sees our CQUni Connect team partnering with schools to deliver programs outreach programs.
  • CQUniversity partners with the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) program to promote and support the educational aspirations of indigenous students.
  • CQUniversity students engage with police and community stakeholders in delivering a theatre production called Choices to year 12 high school students as part of the preparation for post year 12 celebrations.
  • CQUniversity hosted a Lego League Shaper event which allowed students to get hands-on experience in robotics
  • CQUniversity is a training partner in Project Booyah which provides educational opportunities for at-risk young people. It is a partnership between CQUniversity and the Queensland Police Force
  • CQUniversity partners with the Smith Family Learning for Life program. The Smith Family is a charity that supports financially disadvantaged young people with assistance in maintaining their educational aspirations.

Global outreach activities for 2019 include:

  • GGC Volunteers LTD: Our Physiotherapy students, all funded under the Federal Government's New Colombo Plan, visited Vietnam and conducted clinics and therapy sessions within 10 different youth centres, charity clinics or schools.
  • Nepal's Fishtail Hospital: CQUniversity Bachelor shadowed staff at Nepal's Fishtail Hospital.exposing them to areas such as paediatrics, intensive care, medical and surgical, theatre, maternity, outpatient clinics, renal dialysis, accident and emergency, and medical imaging.They also provided health assessments and education to locals in a rural village.
  • Funded by the New Colombo plan, CQUniversity students will perform in a Malaysian theatre production, assist Vietnamese health workers, or gain teaching experience in Mongolia or The Philippines, in projects running from 2019-2020.
  • Cambodian Children's Fund: CQUniversity Oral Health students provided dental services to impoverished children at schools during their trip to Cambodia. The project was run by the Cambodian Children's Fund and the People Improvement Organisation.
  • Antipodeans Abroad: Thailand's Rachawadee disability centres recently welcomed 16 of CQUniversity's Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise and Sports Science students. Students were able to work in multidisciplinary teams to work with residents who have a variety of significant physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

POLICIES

Explore the CQUniversity policies that align with SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities:

This policy and procedure is a non-discriminatory policy designed to meet the University’s admissions requirements, academic policies, quality assurance standards, accreditation requirements and relevant administrative systems.

This procedure ensures a consistent, timely and merit-based recruitment and selection processes is used to attract quality employees to CQUniversity. Special measures are taken to recruit staff and faculty from under-represented groups (refer Clause 3.6 and 3.7 of this Procedure).

This policy and procedure provides a framework and information for University employees to appropriately resolve alleged cases of workplace harassment (excluding sexual harassment), workplace bullying, and unlawful discrimination.

This policy and procedure provides a framework and information for University employees on how to appropriately resolve alleged cases of sexual harassment.

Our Disability Support Procedure - Students informs and assists CQUniversity students with disability on how to access specialised support services, assistive technologies, equipment and other reasonable adjustments.

This procedure informs and assists CQUniversity employees with disability on how to access specialised support services, assistive technologies, equipment and other reasonable adjustments, to ensure equitable access to employment opportunities, training, promotion, services and facilities.