Our values: working at AUT

When you work at AUT you join a community of change makers who understand the positive impact education has on individuals, communities and society.

AUT is an aspirational place that attracts bright, positive and ambitious staff, and supports achievement.

Our values – tika, pono and aroha (integrity, respect and compassion) – are at the heart of everything we do.

Our integrity helps us do good work. We’re genuine, accountable and efficient, and people know they can trust us to stay true to our word.

How we respond to each other makes a huge difference. That’s why we’re welcoming, helpful and kind, and always try to show each other compassion.

Respect is at the core of how we work together. We’re collaborative, inclusive and open, and our staff value different viewpoints and challenge conventional ways of doing things; the same characteristics AUT graduates are well-known for.

AUT's values
AUT's values
AUT's values
AUT's values

What our staff say

“We’re fair, we do things with heart. It’s a large institution, but values-based. I can manage with conscience here and there’s a lot of goodwill.”“We’re fair, we do things with heart. It’s a large institution, but values-based. I can manage with conscience here and there’s a lot of goodwill.”
- Kate Kearins
Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics & Law
“What I love most about AUT is the whānau approach: we all have a common goal to create great graduates. It’s a friendly atmosphere. I feel supported here, and that flows on to the students and the staff.”“What I love most about AUT is the whānau approach: we all have a common goal to create great graduates. It’s a friendly atmosphere. I feel supported here, and that flows on to the students and the staff.”
- Jason Tutara
Relationship Manager, Future Students Team
“I was lured back to Auckland by AUT’s passion, diversity and commitment to tika, pono and aroha. AUT is much more diverse than any other university I have worked for. I felt this is an organisation that has heart and the opportunity to try new things.”“I was lured back to Auckland by AUT’s passion, diversity and commitment to tika, pono and aroha. AUT is much more diverse than any other university I have worked for. I felt this is an organisation that has heart and the opportunity to try new things.”
- Kim Tairi
University Librarian
“What I love about working at AUT is that different views are welcomed and encouraged. That makes a huge difference. You can feel welcome and be part of the conversation, no matter what your background is.”“What I love about working at AUT is that different views are welcomed and encouraged. That makes a huge difference. You can feel welcome and be part of the conversation, no matter what your background is.”
- Stanton Dunn
Marketing Manager, Brand and Marketing Services