Because of the philanthropic support of our UNSW community, we’re able to tell these stories of gratitude.
The continuous generosity of our donors helps ensure exceptional learning experiences, particularly for students in need, and enables critical research that has the power to make a global difference.
These UNSW students and staff have directly benefited from your support. Thank you. Together we are accomplishing great things.
I was offered an internship at Tesla Motors in California which itself was a life changing experience.
Tom, recipient of the President and Vice-Chancellor's Equity Scholarship
Tom is a mechatronic engineering student with a duel degree in computer science and currently in his third year of study. The President and Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarship has unlocked extraordinary opportunities for Tom.
“Over the last few years I’ve been incredibly lucky to immerse myself in engineering student led projects, like the Sunswift solar car and SpaceX Hyperloop competition. If it weren’t for this scholarship, there is no way I would have been able to spend as much time on these projects as I did. Because of these projects and the time I was able to put towards them I was offered an internship at Tesla Motors in California which itself was a life changing experience. This would not have been possible without this scholarship and I find it hard to articulate just how grateful I am. Thank you so much for your support”
This scholarship has allowed me to gain professional experience that I can use later on in my career.
Sabah, recipient of the President and Vice-Chancellors Equity Scholarship
Sabah is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work and a recipient of the President and Vice-Chancellor’s Equity Scholarship. She wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to the donors who are making her university experience possible.
“I would like to thank you all so so so much for your generosity in supporting students like myself navigate through uni, especially in times as crazy as this. This scholarship has allowed me to work fewer hours to concentrate on volunteering here at the uni as well as with the McGrath Foundation, giving me the opportunity to gain professional experience that I can use later on in my career. Once again thank you all so much and stay blessed. Take care.
Equity & Access: Aspire & Gateway Programs
Aspire helped me realise that the socio-economic stigma that I grew up around shouldn’t hinder my ability to go to university.
Jessi, Aspire and Gateway student
Jessi first engaged with UNSW through our flagship outreach program, Aspire, and later attended one of our Gateway schools. Both programs assisted Jessi in accessing higher education and she’s grateful to have been given this opportunity.
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your continued support of programs like Aspire. In year 8, Aspire helped me realise that the socio-economic stigma that I grew up around shouldn’t hinder my ability to go to university and study the degree that I love. Thank you so much for giving me and other kids this opportunity.”
Research spotlight: Multiple System Atrophy
Your support also enables us to fund the boldest research and most talented scientists in our efforts to improve the quality of life for all.
Dr Michael Janitz and his six researchers are one of the few Australian scientific teams specialising in Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). A rare degenerative neurologic condition, MSA is seen in both men and women and currently affects more than 2,500 Australians.
Your support has led to ground-breaking research by Dr Janitz and his team, who have recently discovered several genes that could potentially be used as molecular markers for MSA and are investigating their potential to trigger brain tissue damage in early stages of the condition’s progression.
Philanthropic gifts are an important source of support to continue this type of work. Thanks to you, Dr Janitz and his team can continue working towards a diagnosis and treatment of MSA.