Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Public lecture/debate/seminar/presentation › Industry
Melbourne Polytechnic is committed to providing a learning environment and workplace that are safe, equal and respectful, and that value diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all students, staff and the Melbourne Polytechnic community. Melbourne Polytechnic is an Associate Member of the Building a Respectful Community (BRC) partnership, which is coordinated by Women’s Health in the North. BRC members and associates are encouraged to hold events and campaigns to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November to 10 December each year. Due to the commitment of students to assessments in November/December, Melbourne Polytechnic responds to the invitation to mark 16 Days by running the Take Action for Respect and Equality campaign in October each year. In October 2022, we delivered 5 Respect@MP events across 5 campuses. We encouraged students and staff to consider how the classroom and life in general can be more inclusive and respectful. At our Heidelberg campus event, trade apprentices including those from Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrotechnology, Brick-laying, Joinery, Cabinet-making and Furniture and Metal Fabrication engaged with industry representatives, support services, and stands promoting women in construction trades.