Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find many answers to frequently asked questions about equity at the University. If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, contact us.

Equity FAQs


Q. What is “equity”?

A. Equity is about fairness and justice. The Equity Office – Te Ara Tautika leads the University of Auckland's commitment to be a fair and inclusive place to study and work. Equity initiatives, policies and programmes are embedded across the University.

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Family violence FAQs


The University affirms that family violence is unacceptable. Every person is entitled to respect, and to live free from fear and abuse.

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Māori equity FAQs


As stated in the Strategic Plan 2013-202, the University is committed to: “Partnerships in which the University and Māori work together to achieve their shared aspirations."

Read or Māori FAQs

Pacific equity FAQs


Around 40% of New Zealand’s Pacific graduates are from the University of Auckland, and we are committed to helping ensure the success of our diverse Pacific community.

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Students and staff with disabilities FAQs


Student Disability Services (SDS) provide support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible. We can also assist staff who have impairments or who work with students with disabilities.

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Staff equity FAQs


The University of Auckland is committed to providing a supportive working environment that promotes a work, life and family balance for our staff.

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Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes (UTAS) FAQs


UTAS is the University’s undergraduate targeted admission schemes for eligible Māori, Pacific, students with disabilities, students from refugee backgrounds (SRB), and students from low socio-economic backgrounds (low SEB).

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