Position Promo partnership
Swinburne and Position Promo – facilitating the long-term education and employment of Indigenous Australians through tangible social impact initiatives.
Position Promo is an independent, Aboriginal-owned and operated company specialising in branded merchandise, apparel, print solutions and office supplies.
Swinburne has partnered with Position Promo to deliver tangible social impact for Indigenous Australians. The partnership focuses on enabling the long-term education and employment of Indigenous Australians, facilitating economic empowerment and social inclusion.
As a preferred supplier at Swinburne, a percentage of every dollar spent with Position Promo through the Razor Shop is reinvested to fund the participation of Indigenous Australians in tertiary education.
Position Promo donated to Indigenous Bursaries for Indigenous students at Swinburne
Spend for social good
A percentage of every dollar spent at Swinburne’s Razor Shop directly contributes to social impact initiatives at Swinburne
Indigenous mental health
Position Promo proudly supports the Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health
Key projects and outcomes
Learn more about what this partnership entails and some of the outcomes.
The Swinburne Indigenous Bursaries are sponsored by Position Promo and were established in 2020 to support Indigenous students commencing their education at Swinburne.
The one-off bursary payment allows Swinburne Indigenous students to purchase the support materials they require, including textbooks, journals, laptops, stationary or public transport passes. This ensures these students have everything they need to reach their full potential.
In 2020, Swinburne Student Life announced the launch of its first ever officially co-branded Swinburne X Razor merchandise store, the Razor Shop.
Razor is Swinburne’s loveable mascot and in partnership with Position Promo, sales from the Razor Shop directly contribute to Indigenous Bursaries at Swinburne.
Through working across the university, the Indigenous Student Services team created a NAIDOC Week art competition for Indigenous students. The winning designs by Katie Bugden, a student and Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist, told a story of how lockdown had affected Victorians.
Position Promo featured Katie’s artwork on a limited-edition collection of reusable face masks that showcased her bespoke Indigenous designs. A percentage of the sales from these masks directly supported social impact initiatives at Swinburne.
Position Promo’s social impact fund continues to support the Westerman Jilya Institute for Indigenous Mental Health.
Developed by Njamal woman and Australian of the Year (WA) 2018 Adjunct Professor Tracy Westerman, the Institute aims to provide clinical and cultural best practice to train, develop and undertake vital research, enabling organisations to meet the needs of high-risk Aboriginal communities.
Dr Westerman’s vision is to support Aboriginal students with rural and remote connections to become psychologists, skilled in Indigenous-specific mental health, suicide prevention and intervention programs. To achieve this, Dr Westerman is striving to eliminate one very real barrier to Indigenous people studying at university – the financial barrier.
"Position Promo is thrilled to partner with Swinburne to bring the Indigenous Bursaries Program to life. Our mission is to deliver tangible and measurable social impact, and initiatives such as this help students with some of the financial barriers involved in tertiary study."
Nic Yeomans , General Manager, Position Promo
In the news
Indigenous Voice: co-design for community representation
A webinar featuring Swinburne’s Dr Emma Lee from the Centre for Social Impact discussed the opportunities and challenges of an Indigenous Voice.Thursday 18 March 2021
Swinburne reflects on a year of reconciliation
With the leadership of the Moondani Toombadool Centre, Swinburne continues to progress reconciliation through engagement, leadership and innovationThursday 17 December 2020
Swinburne launches face mask range with bespoke Indigenous designs
The new limited edition collection of reusable face masks feature original designs by a Swinburne student and are now available for pre-order.Monday 09 November 2020
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