Promoting inclusive engagement among diverse young people


This research aims to contribute to institutional efforts to promote and foster engagement among people from culturally diverse backgrounds. The research explores the role of universities in promoting engagement among diverse students. It examines the social, intellectual and cultural inclusion of diverse students through examining policies, curriculum and co-curricula activities, as well as students’ perceptions of diverse others and experiences with diversity interactions.


Prof Chi Baik
Dr Samantha Marangell
Prof Sophie Arkoudis
A/Prof Gwilym Croucher
Dr Sally Baker, University of New South Wales

Recent activities

Engaging ‘diverse’ students: An audit of strategies to foster intercultural engagement in Australian public universities

This desktop review analysed documents from 39 Australian universities regarding how they discussed diversity and the ways the university supports diversity and inclusion. Informal roundtable consultations were also held with 45 students from The University of Melbourne and The University of New South Wales.

Read the report

Fostering genuine intercultural engagement: Moving beyond the rhetoric

This half-day forum was forward-looking and asked, “How can we advance intercultural engagement rough the curriculum and students’ experience at university?” One of the aims was to discuss what is needed to make greater progress in this area and ensure that all students are having the kinds of intercultural experiences that would lead to our University’s desired graduate outcomes.
Read the summary of key messages from the forum


Professor Chi Baik