Equity and diversity

A sense of belonging is an important part of University life

UC recognises that a sense of 'belonging' is an integral part of University life and we are committed to developing a diverse, culture-rich, and cooperative environment for all. Our policies aim to ensure that all staff and students are given the opportunity and support to grow as individuals and as part of the wider community.

All UC students and staff can be assured that without exception the University will not tolerate harassment or racism of any kind. We support institutions, policies and practices that protect and promote individuals on the basis of who they are and what they do, not on the basis of the colour of their skin, their sexuality, religious beliefs or who their parents were.

Support for Maori students

As a Māori student at UC, you will have access to a network of support services to help you to succeed in your chosen field of study.

Support for Pacific students

UC welcomes new Pacific students from throughout New Zealand and across the Pacific.

Support for international students

The Student Care Team is your international student support team.

Use of preferred names

If you would like your preferred name to appear on your Student ID card, this change can be requested via UC Security. You can either have your preferred name appear in place of your legal name, or put alongside your legal name in brackets—it is entirely up to you.

To make this request, please contact Ken McEwan

UC Diversity Champions

A UC Diversity champion is someone who is knowledgeable on, and sympathetic to, diversity and equity issues. Please feel free to contact our diversity champions should you have any questions or issues regarding diversity. They are all very approachable and are keen to hear what you have to say!

UC is committed to providing equitable work and study opportunities

UC’s policies and work practices have been developed with the aim of providing equitable work and study opportunities to our staff and students.

We are committed to increasing the recruitment, appointment, development and retention of individuals from under-represented groups and to reducing and removing barriers to staff and student participation.

Equity and diversity advisory committee (CEDAC)

Purpose:

  • Provide advice to Senior Management regarding Equity and Diversity issues.
  • Provide advice regarding amendments Equity and Diversity UC policies.
  • Monitor performance of departments and the University as a whole in Equity and Diversity matters.

Guidance and advice

The committee is composed of academic staff, general staff, and UC students. If you have any questions, concerns or would like some advice, please contact Director Student Success, Thomas Koruth (thomas.koruth@www.arurban.com).

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UC Pasifika Old Skool Dinner 2

UC Pasifika Old Skool Dinners are social evenings for our mature or adult Pasifika students, who might like to spend time with other adult students and staff. The dinners are an opportunity for these students and staff to get together, unwind and escape the stress and pressure of exams, research and or writing. Please note … Continue reading UC Pasifika Old Skool Dinner 2

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We are all in this together – Whiria te Taura Tangata #14

Kia ora koutou! He waka eke noa. My understanding of this whakataukī is “we are all in this together”. It uses the waka as a symbol of the need for cooperation and collaboration in order to move together towards a shared place or vision. With the Colleges of Arts and Engineering, and now the UC Health Centre, receiving … Continue reading We are all in this together – Whiria te Taura Tangata #14

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All Right? Campaign – Rainbow Research

The All Right? Campaign is undertaking a piece of research into the wellbeing of the Rainbow community in Christchurch. The Campaign has carried out similar research with other communities over the past six years and now they are keen to understand how the LGBT + community is faring in post disaster Christchurch. In particular, they … Continue reading All Right? Campaign – Rainbow Research

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UC’s first Rainbow Hui

On Tuesday, 23rd October at 12:30pm in Undercroft 101 UC’s inaugural Rainbow Hui will be held. This will be a gathering of staff and students, rainbow and non-rainbow, from different colleges and areas. If you are involved with the rainbow community, or wish to know how to support your rainbow students, staff, and colleagues come along. … Continue reading UC’s first Rainbow Hui

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Accounting and the Polynesian entrepreneurs in New Zealand

Dr Sue Yong, Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, will be delivering a seminar as part of the ACIS Seminar Series on the topic of “Accounting and the Polynesian entrepreneurs in New Zealand”. L236, Meremere Building Wednesday, 15 August at 11.00am. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm after the seminar. Learn about the … Continue reading Accounting and the Polynesian entrepreneurs in New Zealand

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