Transgender students

University supports trans students’ legal name change

The University of Auckland will cover the cost of legal name changes for trans students who meet eligibility criteria as assessed by the Equity Office.

Trans students’ experiences and University of Auckland research have identified that use of preferred rather than legal names is key to the provision of a safe and inclusive environment for trans students. Inappropriate use of legal names can lead to ‘outing’ and associated negative consequences including to health, safety and wellbeing.

Trans students and staff are encouraged to join Trans on Campus (, which is a support network, social group and advocacy group for gender diverse students and staff.

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