Equity Events

Events to promote equity are held throughout the year, across the University. Equity news items are shared to highlight important issues and key successes.

Success the focus of Students from Refugee Backgrounds exhibition

Six University of Auckland students from refugee backgrounds are the focus of a photographic exhibition on Campus this month.

The exhibition developed by the Equity Office celebrates the successes of students from refugee backgrounds and increases the visibility of their achievements amongst the wider University community.

Each of the students stories on display have common threads of persistence and self-belief leading to success, often in the face of extreme adversity.

And they have plenty of advice for other students from similar backgrounds, and suggestions about how staff and students can be an ally to them. “Just be approachable, be a friend. Being a friend can change someone’s life,” says Nosia Fogogo, student and founder of the University’s Student from a Refugee Background club.

Nosia arrived in New Zealand from the Central African Republic of Burundi 12 years ago. She also has some useful advice on how to make the most of your time at the University. “If you are a refugee student, big congratulations. It’s an amazing achievement to get here. Don’t forget to get involved with University activities, join clubs; don’t think you have to do this on your own. Know who you are and don’t give up until you achieve what you want to.”

The exhibition can be viewed in the Student Quad, City Campus from 13 to 17 August and at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, Sylvia Ashton Warner Library, Epsom Campus from 27 to 31 August.
The Equity Office gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Chris Rollins and the participants for sharing their stories.

Read more about how the Equity Office supports students from refugee backgrounds.


Suffrage 125 Celebration

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of womens suffrage in New Zealand. On 19 September 1893, all women in New Zealand were given the right to vote with the passing of the Electorial Act. This monumental decision meant that we were the first self-governing country in the world in which all women had the right to vote.

Keep checking this page for updated events as they come in. 

23 September
Karlheinz Company: Suffrage 125 Celebration
Music by Ethel Smyth, Kaija Saariaho, Leonie Holmes, Louise Webster, Linda Dallimore
Register here

2018 Equity events for Students

Event                      Audience           Date
Māori and Pacific Parents Evening Year 12 and 13 Māori and Pacific students, their whānau and aiga (Auckland region) Thursday, 31 May  
KATTI Year 12 Māori students Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 June
PILOT Year 12 Pacific students  Wednesday, 13 June, Thursday 14 June, + family dinner
STEAM Ahead Year 13 Māori and Pacific students (Auckland region) Tuesday, 3 July
PILOT Year 11 Pacific students  Wednesday, 15 August, Thursday 14 August + family dinner
KATTI Year 11 Māori students   Thursday 2 August & Wednesday 11 August
Whāia te Pae Tawhiti  Māori students Thursday, 23 August - Sunday 26 August
Courses and Careers Day Prospective Māori and Pacific students Saturday, 25 August
PILOT Year 10 Pacific students Wednesday, 31 October, Thursday 1 November + family dinner
KATTI Year 10 Māori students  Wednesday 24 October & Friday 26 October
BEAMS  Year 10 Māori and Pacific students Wednesday, 21 November - Tuesday, 27 November (excluding weekend)

LGBTI Network Meeting for Staff and Students

The University of Auckland’s LGBTI network is back for 2018. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow LGBTI staff, students and allies to discuss upcoming rainbow events and issues relevant to the University.

Upcoming LGBTI Network Meeting Dates for 2018
All meetings are held from 1.30pm until 3pm- tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided

June 6, 2018- Decima Glenn, Owen G Glenn Building, City Campus, 12 Grafton Rd (please note room change)

October 10, 2018- The Great Hall, The ClockTower, City Campus, 22 Princes St

If you would like to be part of University of Auckland’s LGBTI network, please email equity@auckland.ac.nz to register your interest.