Mardi Gras UNSW

Engiqueers is the loud and vibrant community built to celebrate diversity and represent the LGBTIAQ+ community within UNSW Engineering.

Engiqueers strives to give a platform to the diverse student population at UNSW to showcase their practical and soft skills with yearly involvement the Mardi Gras Parade, social activities and networking opportunities with Australia’s leading engineering companies.

About Mardi Gras UNSW

Who we are

Engiqueers is a Student Society that strive to promote inclusivity and diversity within UNSW Engineering.

Each year we participate in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade and give our members the opportunity to create a concept, design and prototype, and build a float to give students and staff who are part of or support the LGBTIAQ+ community to participate in the Mardi Gras Parade and champion diversity at UNSW.

Engiqueers is also a part of the Industry Partnership Program which aims to bring industrial training and graduate opportunities to members by participating in networking and mentorship opportunities.

Major goals and achievements

  • 2018 and 2019 Mardi Gras Parade
  • 2018 Wear it Purple Day
  • Industry Partnership Program

UNSW Mardi Gras 2018

Information for Students

Why should you join?


Who we are looking for

We are looking for students who are a part of or support the LGBTIAQ+ community and believe that creating a more diverse and inclusive culture within UNSW Engineering will result in employable and innovative engineers.

My Story -


"UNSW and engiqueers are really passionate about giving LGBT+ students a voice so putting together a Mardi Gras float seemed like a great way to do that while giving the whole UNSW community something to unite behind and work on Together."

"To me the float is a symbol of UNSW coming together to support the queer members of its community. The process of building the float with the other marchers has helped develop relationships with students and faculty alike as well as appreciate the resources and support available to us."


Information for Sponsors

Can you help?

We are actively seeking sponsors to help us achieve our goals of training Australia’s top engineers, shaping the future of sustainable transport and inspiring the next generation of engineers still in school. Any support, whether it be in-kind material or machining, financial support or advice on our designs, is invaluable.

If you are interested in sponsoring any of our Student Projects, please contact our Student Projects Officer Stephanie Bagnell


What’s in it for you?

Each project creates different opportunities to make great things happen, such as:

  • Access to and engagement with USNW Engineering’s top students
  • Ability to trial students via UNSW Engineering’s Industrial Training Program
  • Networking opportunities with other industry partners, UNSW academic and research staff and UNSW’s top students
  • Advertise graduate positions directly to UNSW Engineering students
  • Media and branding opportunities
  • News items and photos for your internal communications promotion

Get in touch to find out more about each project's sponsorship opportunities.

UNSW Engineering's Student-Led Projects