Rainbow and inclusion adviser

Learn about the role of our rainbow and inclusion adviser and how you can contact him.

Personal appointments now available

To support our LGBTQIA+ and takatāpui students, the Rainbow and Inclusion adviser, Liam is available for student appointments from Tuesday to Friday, between 10am–12pm and 2–3 pm. If you need to see Liam outside of these times, this can be arranged as required.

For more information and to make an appointment, contact Liam at Rainbow@vuw.ac.nz or liam.bloomfield@vuw.ac.nz

Liam Bloomfield, the University's Rainbow and Inclusion Adviser, connects students with appropriate services. He is here to support LGBTQIA+ and takatāpui students and to work with our community to make sure our campuses are a safe and inclusive environment for students of all sexualities, genders, and sex characteristics.

All LGBTQIA+ and takatāpui students can contact the University's rainbow and inclusion adviser who:

  • supports students who have rainbow-related questions or issues
  • has drop-in sessions to help connect you with appropriate services
  • can tell you about upcoming rainbow events on campus
  • can arrange to meet with you on any of the University's campuses.

Liam is happy to meet with you at any of our campuses or you can visit him in room SU201 of the Student Union building (near The Bubble). Zoom appointments are also available.

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Liam Bloomfield

Rainbow and Inclusion Adviser
Student Academic Services

Liam's biography

Liam (he/him) is a local of Tasman/Te Tai o Aorere and grew up up in the rustic village of Marahau, on the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park. He moved to Nelson/Whakatū to study, completing a Bachelor of Applied Social Science in Social Work.

He entered the world of social work in Christchurch/Ōtautahi, studying health science with a mental health endorsement. Liam then headed to Wellington/Te Whanganui-a-Tara—the unofficial Rainbow capital—where he's worked as a social worker within the community, child protection, and acute mental health sectors.

Liam became the University's rainbow and inclusion adviser in July 2021, and is excited about supporting the Rainbow/LGBTQIA+ and Takatāpui communities, both within the University and around Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Outside of work, Liam enjoys spending time with friends and doing martial arts, the latter in a quest to finally be able to touch his toes without bending his knees.