Equity-related events and resources

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

Event/Resource Date

Pink Shirt Day

Staff and students are encouraged to do online training aimed at eliminating Bullying, harassment and discrimination. Staff register via Career tools and students find out more here.

21 May  

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

See Creating accessible communications.

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

20 May  

NZ Sign Language Week 10 to 16 May 2021

The Equity Office Te Ara Tautika is hosting free NZ Sign Language taster sessions for students and staff on the city campus at noon and 1pm on Monday 10 May. To register and get details, email jodi.yeats@auckland.ac.nz with NZ Taster in the subject line and your full name and role or subject area in the body of the email. Places are limited.

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

Find out about the week at nzsl.org.nz

10-16 May  

Māori and equity group student feedback request

Last semester, Māori and equity group students were asked if they would like to give feedback on their online learning experiences during the Covid-19 crisis. This research was sponsored by the Pro Vice-Chancellors Māori, Pacific and Equity. Thank you very much to everyone that gave their feedback. 

If you didn't give feedback previously and would like to do so now, please complete this anonymous online survey.  

All questions in the survey are optional and you don't have to answer any questions that you don't want to. Your feedback will help to continue to improve teaching programmes and the additional services the University offers. Student queries can be emailed directly to v.cockle@auckland.ac.nz


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

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

Cathie Walsh, Staff Equity Manager, and a senior trainer from SHINE lead a family/relationship violence training session 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


30 June 2021: 9.30am-12.30pm

2 September 2021: 1-4pm


New Zealand Sign Language resources

Intenational Sign Language Day 23 September 2021