Top tips for Rainbow students and staff
Resources to make University life easier for LGBTQITakatāpui+ students and staff
- Anyone who identifies as queer and/or gender diverse, along with other supportive students and staff, can attend meetings of the University’s LGBTQITakatāpui+ Network.
- You may wish to join Trans on Campus, a support network, social group and advocacy group for gender-diverse students and staff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- To find out about support for trans and gender-diverse students' legal name changes, and about University's guidelines for inclusion in sport and recreation. See Trans and gender-diverse students and staff.
- Locate the city and Epsom campuses' gender-neutral toilets.
- The Equity Office's Student Disability Services offer support for visible and invisible disabilites. If you think you might benefit, go and talk to a disability or mental health adviser. See Student Disability Services.
- Students who identify as being from a refugee background may be interested in our support for Students from Refugee Backgrounds.
- Bullying, harassment and discrimination are not cool. The University has policies and processes for if you experience or witness any of these. There's also training on Canvas to deepen your understanding, email email@example.com
- Having difficulties with the dates for course work or exams? Speak to your Faculty, AUSA Advocacy, or check out the Examination Office website.
- AUSA can help and support on multiple fronts – including a finding a buddy, obtaining grants for food parcels and childcare, and advocacy services. The AUSA Queer Rights Officer can be contacted by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Find out about various forms of academic and learning support.
- Libraries and learning services also has forms of support, including for online study during Covid-19. There are further resources for online study here.
- Canvas is the University’s learning management system, where you will find numerous useful resources. See Canvas resources.
- If you need a document certified, contact a Justice of the Peace.
- There are various providers of English Language Support.
- Find out more about the types of scholarships.
- The Equity Policy highlights the University’s commitment to being safe, inclusive and equitable.
- Prayer rooms and chapels are among types of University spiritual support.
- The University’s Equity Office – Te Ara Tautika is here to help. The Office is committed to ensure the University is safe, inclusive and equitable. See Equity at the University.
Support for Rainbow staff
- Workplace assistance is available for staff with disabilities, injuries or illness, see Reasonable accommodation.
- Learn more about our commitments to Māori staff and staff equity groups.
- Check out Equity information for staff, including links to policies for carers, mature age staff and gender-based harassment.
- All members of the University have responsibilities for upholding Bullying, harassment and discrimination policy and procedures. All staff are encouraged to complete the online training on Career Tools and follow up with participation in a workshop.
- Support is available for staff who are transitioning or decide to transition during their employment. See Gender transitioning at work guidelines.
- To learn about gender diversity, so you can contribute to creating a safe, inclusive and equitable University, see Trans and gender-diverse students and staff.
- Check your Personal Profile is up to date. Gender may be recorded as Male (M), Female (Female) or Diverse (X).