Meet the schools outreach team

Emily Thyberg

Te Ūnga Kairuruku | Schools and Community Recruitment Adviser

Phone: 0272680910

I am a graduate of the Faculty of Arts, for both my undergraduate and postgraduate study. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish in 2011, and my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in French in 2012.

Professionally, I have held all sorts of roles, though these have been mainly in the education sector. These have ranged from exam invigilation, tutoring, teaching English in France, working in the University of Auckland’s Graduation and Scholarships Office, and most recently in the Student Experience Centre.

Currently I work for the Schools and Community Engagement team and my role is embedded within the Faculty of Arts. I have a number of goals in this role; mainly to connect people with the studies they want to pursue at the University, and to deliver on the University’s commitment to achieving equitable outcomes for all students, future and present. For this, I connect with students, staff of schools, as well as professional and academic staff within the University.

If you have any questions related to coming to study at the University of Auckland, or subject pathways, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you!

Caroline Vercoe

Schools Outreach – Academic Lead

Phone: 09 923 7489

I am a Pacific art historian who has been teaching, curating, researching and publishing in the area of contemporary art for over twenty years. I recently completed a three year term as the Associate Dean Students in the Faculty of Arts and during this time began developing programmes in secondary schools to highlight the relevance of BA subjects, and increase students' understanding of exciting career pathways for those studying the Bachelor of Arts.

I am currently teaching courses in global art history and contemporary Pacific art, and working with Arts students involved in the Junior Arts programme, which facilitates workshops with Year Ten students. While the Junior Arts programme is my main focus for schools outreach, I also work closely with Jenny to develop on-campus professional development initiatives for teachers supporting their students' preparation for the New Zealand Scholarship examination.