Equity-related events and resources

Find out about equity-related events, virtual conferences, webinars and resources.

NZ Sign Language

NZ Sign Language Week 6-12 May 2024

Watch a video by student Isy Pou made with help from a member of the Deaf community and translating Six60's Sundown.


Global Accessibility Awareness Day Thursday 16 May 2024

Read about a student startup using virtual reality to help neurodivergent people practise for employment challenges, called Socius XR.

Mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week 23-29 September 2024

  • The University defines mental illness as a disability
  • One in five adult New Zealanders will experience mental illness this year
  • We have resources and support for staff
  • Te Papa Manaaki | Campus Care has mental health advisers providing long-term support to students with diagnosed mental health conditions

University staff workshops

Family and relationship violence: It’s Not OK

Family/relationship violence and abuse is unacceptable. Every person is
entitled to respect, and to live free from fear and abuse.

Held throughout the year, family/relationship violence training sessions are open to all staff and include how to manage disclosures, making these particularly valuable to front line staff.  Register via Career Tools.

Working with Unconscious Bias

Everyone has implicit or unconscious bias.  Presentations and workshops are held through the year and are delivered by Staff Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (HR).  They are available for all university staff. Register via Career Tools.

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