Equity-related events and resources

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

NZ Sign Language Week - 8 - 14 May, 2023

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 18 May, 2023

See Creating accessible communications.

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

Mental Health Awareness Week 18-24 September 2023

  • The University defines mental illness as a disability.  
  • One in five adult New Zealanders will experience mental illness this year.  Find out about resources and support for staff.  
  • Student Disability Services has mental health advisers providing long-term support to students with diagnosed mental health conditions.

Family and relationship violence: It’s Not OK - University staff workshops

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.

This interactive training session includes how to manage disclosures,
making it particularly valuable to front line staff.  Register via Career Tools.

Working with Unconscious Bias - University staff workshops

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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