Social Affairs

Postgraduate student working

Life for graduate students can be hard work and often isolating, and COVID-19 piled on the pressures. That's when having an academic leader and program dedicated to supporting them proved its worth.

Jewish teenagers during WWII

Two UNSW academics are on a quest to unearth Holocaust stories more Australians can relate to as survivors pass away.

Sydney apartment building

The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.

Refugee women in Malaysia seated on the floor doing group work

Adjunct Associate Professor Eileen Pittaway and Dr Linda Bartolomei are fighting for gender equality in international refugee law and policy.

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Adaptability, aspirations and parents will help school leavers perform during the pandemic, say UNSW education experts.

Young woman looking upset

A new report by UNSW Sydney and ACOSS provides a baseline to measure the pandemic’s impact on an already widening income and wealth gap.

Piano players playing together during music school rehearsal

Learning music has many benefits, but not in the ways you might think.

Boy in sunglasses walks through sunny park with woman

The impact of increased income support during COVID-19 has been viewed as overwhelmingly positive in a new survey of community service workers.

Disability care home

Residential disability care faces many of the same challenges as aged care. Paying close attention to these could help us avert a COVID-19 crisis in Victoria's disability accommodation.

Fruit pickers

New research shows more than 40% of temporary visa holders skipped meals and a third faced homelessness due to a lack of government support during the pandemic.

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