Equity information for staff

The University is committed to equal employment opportunities by appointing staff through fair and equitable processes, encouraging success, and providing employment conditions that lead to high performance and job satisfaction.

  • Māori staff

    The University is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and aims to redress the under-representation of Māori in the University.

  • Pacific staff

    We are New Zealand’s leading university with regard to Pacific student numbers, graduates, staff numbers and relevant research publications.

  • Information for Carers

    Information for staff and students who are Carers.

  • Mature Age Staff

    The University is committed to providing a high quality work environment, and to providing information and resources that recognise and respond to the needs of our mature age workforce.

  • Equity and the law

    The University’s equity initiatives are guided by the legal requirements set out in the State Sector Act (1989) and the Education Act (1990).

  • Staff Equity Groups

    Our research has identified groups where there is a need to improve equity outcomes for selection, recognition, career progression, retention and job satisfaction

  • Family violence - It's Not OK

    Find out about how the University can support students and staff affected by family violence, and how you can help if someone you know is experiencing family violence.

  • Gender equity

    The University is committed to gender equity in staff representation across the University, in senior positions and with a particular focus on women in Science Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

What is Equity?


Equity is about fairness and justice. The Equity Office leads the University of Auckland's commitment to be a fair and inclusive place to study and work.

What does the Leadership Framework say about Equity?

Fairness at work


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity), Trudie McNaughton, discusses how the University's commitment to equity leads to fairness in the workplace, and highlights the many equity policies, resources and networks that are available to support staff.

Flexible Work Video


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity), Trudie McNaughton discusses how the University's Flexible Work Policy helps to create an inclusive and equitable work environment.


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