Developing the Strategic Plan 2021–2030

The University is in the final year of its existing Strategic Plan 2013–2020, and work has now begun on a new plan.

The process for developing the University's new Strategic Plan has been named Whakatō Kākano: in te reo Māori, this means ‘planting seeds’. As seeds are sown into prepared fertile soil, they are then nurtured and supported as they begin to grow.  

This page outlines the two-stage consultation process and how you can get involved.

Stage 1: Students and Staff

In Stage 1, we produced position papers to stimulate discussion on a range of relevant topics. The papers set the context and were a springboard for discussion and debate around different aspects of the University’s core activities.

Students and staff were encouraged to make submissions on these papers, as well as on ‘cross-cutting’ themes such as the relationship to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, our place in the Pacific, and the importance of equity in our University. Ideas and opinions were also invited on the mission, vision and values for the University.

Submissions received on or before the closing date of 18 September 2020 are currently being processed.

Equity and the Strategic Plan

The Equity Office Te Ara Tautika has developed a roadmap for engagement on mission, vision, values and the Strategic Plan from equity perspectives. 

A webinar, Equity and the Strategic Plan, was held on Tuesday 1 September. For more information about the webinar, please email the Equity Office

If you want to know more about Equity at the University, for staff and students, see the web pages Equity at the University: Te Ara Tautika

Stage 2: All stakeholders

Stage 1 of consultation closed on 18 September 2020.

Submissions are currently being analysed, to identify the common themes, from which an initial draft  Strategic Plan will be produced, and published in late October.

A second round of consultation will then take place with students, staff and a wide range of external stakeholders, during November 2020.