Like UniBank members, we are passionate about the future and supporting new ways of thinking that help improve our community and the world.
In fact, our Constitution drives us to ‘promote, encourage and bring about human and social development among individual members and within the larger community within which members work or reside.'
For over 50 years, we’ve helped and watched the higher education community create change for good.
And, as a member-owned bank founded in a University chemistry lab, supporting these people with profits is central to the way we operate.
So, while big banks invest 0.3-0.6% of profits after tax in community, we give 6.8% back to the Bank's members and advancing the higher education community.
These returned profits fund numerous sponsorships and awards that benefit university staff and students, such as:
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 supports the student-athletes with some fun ways to win extra money in-between events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about our work with CUFA