Equitable outcomes for all

Kaitiakitanga—as guardians, we have an active duty to protect and nurture those entrusted to our care.

As a global–civic university, we are critically engaged with diverse perspectives and world views, actively providing opportunities to broaden people’s experiences. We are a community of students and staff who contribute to an inclusive, robust, environmentally sustainable, and equitable society.

We respect difference and treat all fairly and with respect.

We consciously build our university community in a manner reflecting the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand’s population and we are proud to have staff and students with a diverse, broad range of experience, knowledge, and backgrounds from here and overseas.

We take responsibility for ensuring equitable outcomes for all by creating inclusive learning environments and development opportunities for students and staff alike.

Our inclusive approach to the design of our learning and research environments also means we tailor support to individual and cohort needs. We work hard to ensure that our students attain their educational aspirations and that they are well prepared to engage in civic futures of local and global influence.

By 2025:

  • the composition of our university students, staff, and leaders will fully reflect the gender, ethnic, and cultural diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • our identified equity, diversity and inclusion student and staff groups will actively report better access, inclusion, and support1
  • student targets will include, but not be limited to, increasing the number of Māori students to 16.5 percent and Pasifika students to 8.1 percent of domestic students
  • staff targets will include, but not be limited to, increasing the number of women professors to at least 30 percent, doubling the number of Māori academics, and tripling the number of Pasifika academics across all levels
  • all university leaders will have completed equity, diversity, and inclusion training.

1 See the University’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Framework