Investing in the community

We invest in the university community to create opportunities for staff, students and the university education sector to flourish.

Investing in the community

We invest in the university community to create opportunities for staff, students and the university education sector to flourish.

We are passionate about the future and supporting new ways of thinking that help improve our community and the world.

We’re committed to helping members of Australia’s university communities develop, learn and grow. That’s why we support and sponsor a range of initiatives and events throughout the university year.

Supporting professional and personal growth

We’re committed to supporting the university community across Australia through partnerships, conferences, on-campus events, awards and other university programs. These include:

UniSport Australia and The Nationals

As part of UniBank’s ongoing commitment to supporting university sport, we are a Presenting Partner of UniSport Australia’s annual Nationals Div 1 and Div 2. These multi-sport events are held across two weeks and bring over 8,000 students together to compete in 43 sports. UniBank has even introduced our own unofficial event called Frispig, where students throw a frisbee into a giant piggy bank to win daily cash prizes.

Learn more about our involvement with UniSport

Australian Academy of Science

In conjunction with the Australian Academy of Science we’re proud to support the Women in STEM Decadal Plan launch: Pathways to equality in STEM symposium bringing together approximately 150 leaders from education, government, industry and research. It marks the beginning of a collaboration across the STEM sector, to implement the Women in STEM Decadal Plan and drive results through action.

Universities Australia Higher Education Conference

Our sponsorship of this major conference is testament to our commitment to supporting university staff members across Australia. The conference brings together senior university staff - such as vice-chancellors and chancellors, as well as senior government representatives, international specialists and the research community. It’s a forum where both the challenges and opportunities facing the sector are discussed.

Three-minute Thesis

We're proud to support a series of the three-minute thesis across a number of universities; a challenging competition designed to cultivate and showcase research students’ academic, presentation and communication skills.

Tertiary Education Management Conference

As the Welcome Sponsor of the Tertiary Education Management Conference we are proud to support non-academic staff. This unique conference is the largest one in the Australian tertiary education sector which covers the administrative, management and facilities functions at universities.

Graduate Student Association at University of Melbourne

Our partnership with the premier organisation, the University of Melbourne’s Graduate Student Association (GSA) focuses on supporting its 35,000 members. The GSA has the largest postgraduate membership in Australia and leads the way in delivering excellent student experiences and engagement.

Tackling Poverty

We’re a proud supporter of the international development agency CUFA. The CUFA vision is for communities of the Asia Pacific region to be free of poverty through economic development and self-determination.

CUFA has been working with communities in the Asia Pacific for over 40 years. Their programs focus on helping people lift themselves out of poverty by providing access to financial services and education, and helping people to grow micro-businesses.

Through our partnership with CUFA we improves the lives of 10,000 students and 200 teachers in 500 classroom lessons each year in rural Cambodia through the Children’s Financial Literacy Program.

With CUFA’s Children’s Financial Literacy Program, we’re on track to help tackle poverty in Cambodia’s poorest communities.

Learn more about our work with CUFA