Community groups and events on campus

Find information on community groups on campus and upcoming events.

Get involved with the rainbow community at Te Herenga Waka with the various groups and events listed below.

Upcoming events—2024

Rainbow Students Welcome—Thursday 22 February, 11 am to 1 pm, Cotton Courtyard, Kelburn Campus.

Kahukura—Rainbow and Inclusion Service

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Kahukura is a university student support service for LGBTQIA+, takatāpui, MVPFAFF+, and questioning students. They are situated under Manawa Ora—Student Wellbeing and Te Pūrengi—Student Experience and Wellbeing directorate. They provide students with holistic one-to-one wellbeing support and peer-support programs, as well as running health promotion initiatives and supporting inclusive practice at Te Herenga Waka.

Support for rainbow students

Rainbow Law Students Society

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Rainbow Law is committed to providing equal outcomes for rainbow students studying law at Te Herenga Waka. They are a social and advocacy group, who also run career events that illustrate what life is like as a rainbow lawyer. Follow them on Instagram and see their upcoming events on Facebook.

Instagram

Facebook

Rainbow Research Network

The logo for Rainbow Research Network, with a rainbow-coloured letter R.

The Rainbow Research Network is an interdisciplinary coalition of staff and postgraduate students at Te Herenga Waka who have a shared interest in research initiatives related to our LGBTQIA+, Takatāpui, and MVPFAFF+ communities. They are a cross-discipline group of researchers from a range of programmes, schools, and faculties, united by a shared commitment to create dedicated space for supporting intersectional research on gender, sex and sexuality, race, class, feminism, and queer and trans studies.

To join their mailing list, send them an email at rainbowresearch@vuw.ac.nz

UniQ Victoria

The UniQ logo with the word Uni inside a purple heart, joined to a pink Q.

UniQ Victoria is Te Herenga Waka’s rainbow students’ association. They are a student-driven collective, striving to represent the voices of the rainbow student community with pride. UniQ runs various social gatherings and events throughout the year, creating nurturing and inclusive spaces on campus. Reach out to them on Instagram or Facebook.

Instagram

Facebook