Welcome to another edition of the UNSW Queer Collective newsletter! Coming into Flex Week (the best week of term) and the second half of Term 2 we would like to remind you all of some important admin and events occurring in the latter half of the term.
On July 1st (week 6), the Queer Space will become card access only as the code will be changed and not distributed under any circumstances. If you have not registered for the Queer Collective please do so using the link (unsw.lgbt/register) so you will have card access.
Everyone who has submitted the form before midnight on the 28th of June now has 24/7 card access.
There is now a printer in the Queer Space !!!
This printer is available for use by all members of the Queer Collective, but there are some guidelines for use, which can be found at unsw.lgbt/printing. Please fill out this form and read the guidelines before using the printer so we can keep track of ink and paper supplies.
We have some super exciting events coming up towards the end of this term…
Picnic with Sappho Soc
Wednesday Week 7 (July 12th) on the Village Green from Midday-2pm
Get back into the flow of uni life with QC and SapphoSoc with our picnic in Week 7!
Movie Night with QSIS & SWDCo
Thursday Week 8 (July 20th) in the Queer Space/Streamed Online from 6pm-9pm
We’re still deciding on which movie to watch, but we’ll have free popcorn, drinks, and snacks available :)
The QueerSocs go to Luna Park
Friday Week 10 (August 4th) at LUNA PARK
TICKET SALES CLOSE JULY 10TH - please sign up and purchase tickets at unsw.gay/lunapark
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
In our last newsletter, we asked for your feedback on where you think the gender-neutral bathroom rollout should start at Kensington campus. We've taken this feedback to the university, who are now looking into the details of this pilot program.
New Queer Space
UNSW Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) has agreed that the current location of the Queer Space isn't accessible or friendly to queer students, and is putting together a list of potential new homes for the Queer Collective at Kensington. Once this list is complete, we will be visually inspecting these locations, and running a Collective vote on which option is the most suitable for us to move into.
SRC Crisis Spaces
We are working with the UNSW Education Collective, Welfare Collective, and Students with Disabilities Collective to develop a framework for UNSW to provide and maintain short-term (i.e. less than 10 day) crisis accommodation, with a focus on safety and accessibility to students. As University governance is a slow-moving process, we are cautious about providing any sort of timeframe for this project.
Free Period Products in Campus Bathrooms
A staple of many workplaces nowadays, the SRC is working with UNSW EDI to provide free period products in bathrooms across campus. This program is being piloted in 10 "high usage" bathrooms (i.e. areas near the libraries, Quad, etc.), and we have ensured that at this project is inclusive of trans men and non-binary people, including piloting the project in male and accessible bathrooms.
That’s it for now. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!