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.

University Mental Health Day - 7 May and Every Day

Academic anxiety, loneliness and adjusting to life as a tertiary student are some of the key triggers of depression, stress and anxiety amongst students in a 2018 report Kei Te Pai? released by the New Zealand Union of Students Associations.

Surveying almost 2000 students, the report showed that 65% of young adult students aged between 16 – 25 years reported high or very high psychological stress. Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts were the top three issues facing students.

Yet more than half of students report they have never used mental health services at their tertiary institution.

University Mental Health Day - From Panel Discussions to Poetry slams

On Tuesday, 7 May, Universities across Australia and New Zealand will be taking part in University Mental Health Day. At the University of Auckland, there will be a day of events running from 11am until 2pm. From panel discussions to poetry slams, it is an opportunity for students to discuss and explore mental health issues in their own way. 

There are also a wealth of support services for students who will be present. This includes Students Disability Services and a Hui run by the Maori Student Association Nga Tauria Maori.

A full list of events happening across the day is available on Campus Life.

Get in touch - we are here to help

Regardless of the time of year, the University is committed to supporting the wellbeing of its students. If you need to talk, the following branches will be able to help:

Meet one of our Mental Health Advisers

Kim Spain, one of our Mental Health Advisers sat down with BFM and had a chat about Mental Health statistics and the support available at the University.

Keep in touch this New Zealand Sign Language Week

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is Aotearoa’s third official language. To celebrate NZSL week between 6 – 12 May 2019, we are encouraging students and staff to learn a ‘word of the day’ . Look out for signs across University this week.

Want to learn more? Join a Taster Class

If you want to learn more, the University is hosting a Deaf Aotearoa NZSL Taster class on May 28th, midday to 1pm. Spaces are strictly limited, so make sure you register early to avoid disappointment.

2019 events for Māori and Pacific students

A full list of details is now available