Communications & Media

Rainbow planter boxes spread inclusion messages at Newnham campus

Planter boxes outside the Newnham campus Student Centre have been wrapped in rainbow colours and messages as a symbol of inclusion in our University community.

The aim of the Newnham installation is to increase awareness, support and acceptance of people of all genders, sexes and sexualities within the University and the broader community. The installation invites further additions and contributions to a culture that promotes inclusion.

The rainbow planter boxes support the aims of the #NeverOK and Respect.Now.Always campaigns, and the University’s Ally Network.

Funded by the Student Experience Committee, the idea for the installation came from a similar piece at the University of New South Wales, where a prominent staircase is painted in rainbow colours with words of support and inclusion.


From left, Robert Alderson (Student Life), Sean Kebbell (TUU Campus President), Wendy Lee (Student Living), Caleb Dunn (TUU Gender and Sexual Equity Officer) and Hollye Wooding (AMC Students’ Association President). 

Published on: 30 Nov 2017 12:15pm