A safe, inclusive and equitable University
The Equity Office – Te Ara Tautika leads the University of Auckland's commitment to be a safe, inclusive and equitable place to study and work.
The University of Auckland has zero tolerance for discrimination. Read the Vice-Chancellor’s message about zero tolerance.
What is equity?
Equity means fairness and justice within a safe and inclusive study and work environment that enables talented people to achieve their potential and the University to achieve its strategic objectives.
Equity initiatives, policies and programmes are embedded across the University and aim to support our Māori students and staff and our equity group students and staff.
- Pacific students and staff
- Students and staff with disabilities
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) students and staffStudents and staff from refugee backgrounds
- Students from low socio-economic backgrounds
- Men or women where there are barriers to access and success.
The University’s commitment to equity is highlighted in the Strategic Plan 2013-2020.
What we do
2017 Equity Related Events Calendar
Policies and guidelines
The Equity Office develops research-based policies and guidelines to help ensure our University supports the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff.
Programmes and initiatives
Equity programmes and initiatives are developed collaboratively with our diverse communities of interest.
- Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes (UTAS)
- LGBTI Student and Staff Network
- Staff combining parenting and a career
- Confidential services and support for students with disabilities and staff with disabilities
- Find out more about our equity support for students and staff
The University of Auckland Equity Cycle is the basis for all our work. Research tells us that we can’t just intervene at one point to enhance equity group success. We contribute to equity outcomes for students and staff at each stage of the cycle.
Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of. It is driven by exposure to cultural stereotypes.
Monitoring, reporting and best practice
Through strong and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, we support thinking and behaviour consistent with achieving the University’s equity objectives and broader strategic goals.
The Equity Office team is led by Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity) Trudie McNaughton.
Trudie McNaughton leads the Equity Office and is a member of the University Senior Leadership Team. Trudie advises the Vice-Chancellor and Council on fulfilling the University’s commitment to equity in employment and education.
Trudie’s previous roles and experience include: Chief Executive of the New Zealand Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, Human Rights Review Tribunal, Career Services Board, Ministerial Advisory Groups including on gender and immigration and international think-tanks including on work and life balance.
Contact the Equity Office
For general enquiries, please email@example.com.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity)
22 Princes Street
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 83505
Director - Resources
East Wing ClockTower
Level 1, Room 109
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 84923