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Equity at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is committed to supporting staff and students who are more likely to have experienced barriers to accessing and succeeding at our University. These barriers include discrimination, marginalisation, under-representation, socio-economic background and/or underachievement in school. The University is also committed to meeting its responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi.

Given these commitments, the University has developed an Equity Policy, which describes our support for staff and students who are Māori and/or from equity groups. The University equity groups include Pacific students and staff; students and staff with disabilities; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) students and staff, refugee-background students and staff, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and people experiencing access and success barriers.

Why does the University request information about whether staff and students are from equity groups?

We collect information about students and staff for the purposes set out in the University’s Privacy Statements. Information about whether a student or staff member belongs to an equity group particularly helps us to understand the diversity of our student and staff communities, and to determine the types of support and services we need to provide. This information also allows us to monitor the effectiveness of our projects and policies in providing a safe, inclusive and equitable study and work environment. Read the University’s Privacy Statements


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Helpful links

Read more about equity at the University
Find out more about the University and the Treaty of Waitangi Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Read the University’s Equity Policy