The Equity Office has a team committed to achieving equity for students and staff at The University of Auckland.
- Leads equity policy and programme development.
- Provides services that assist students and staff to achieve their potential.
- Assists in providing an environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive to all.
- Provides specialist advice on equity matters.
- Benchmarks the University's success in achieving its equity goals.
- Contributes to education and awareness programmes to achieve equity objectives.
Research tells us - we can’t just intervene at one point to enhance equity group success.
The University of Auckland makes a difference to achieving equity outcomes for students and staff in the University
and for people throughout New Zealand. We do this by contributing at each of the following stages of the cycle through our research, teaching and learning.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity)
Room 106, Level 1, Alfred Nathan House
24 Princes Street, Auckland City
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 83505
Trudie is a graduate of The University of Auckland and has worked previously at the University as a researcher and as the inaugural Equal Employment Opportunities Officer.
She has worked in equity since the late 1980s, including as the chief executive of the EEO Trust (1992-2003). There she led research and communications projects on issues including cultural and ethnic diversity, disability, age, gender and work life balance.
Trudie works part-time as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity). Trudie is also an ex member of Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development, the Career Services Board and the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women.
Dr Margaret Taurere
Pou Arahi, Senior Māori Adviser
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87311
Fax: +64 9 373 7948
Director - Resources
Room 108a, East Wing, ClockTower
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84923
Director - Staff Equity
Room 111, East Wing, ClockTower
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88316
The Equity Office develops policy and strategies that enable staff to contribute fully to the University’s success and help ensure employment decisions and processes are based on merit.
Dr Terry O'Neill
Director - Student Equity
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 88211
Fax: +64 9 3737948
The Equity Office works with students from groups that are under-represented and disadvantaged in terms of gaining access to a university education, including women students in Science and Engineering, Māori and Pacific students. The Student Equity team is involved in recruitment, orientation and retention activities to support participation and success of student equity groups. There is an increasing interest in the needs of students from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Manager, Student Disability Services
Room 033 - ClockTower Building
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88808
Disability Services provides support and practical assistance for staff and students with disabilities. The Disability Services Office has a wide range of technologies and services to support people with a range of impairments to succeed within the University.
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