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Diversity

AUT is a vibrant and diverse university that recognises that success is not defined by gender, gender identity, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity or disability. We are committed to building a safe, positive, and inclusive higher learning environment characterised by the free exchange of diverse ideas, skills and cultural perspectives.

AUT was the first New Zealand university to appoint a Professor of Diversity; Professor Edwina Pio who is now the University Director of Diversity.

Diversity Roadmap

The roadmap aims to provide a framework to enable AUT to meet its strategic objectives as set out in the AUT Directions (strategic plan) and consistent with its legal and Treaty obligations.

Diversity Strategy and Action Plan

The strategy and action plan represent AUT's commitment to building the competencies and skills of staff and students through an inclusive work and study environment. It recognises that diversity in all branches of AUT's activity will enable staff and students alike to fulfil their potential and that of the University.

Student and staff diversity at AUT

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HRC career development awards
29 Nov, 2022
Seven AUT research projects have received funding in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) annual Career Development Awards.
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Ella Henry: myth buster
15 Nov, 2022
Ella Henry rebuts recent claims that mātaraunga Māori | Māori knowledge is myth, not science.
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Share the Elevator
04 Oct, 2022
A new podcast shines a bright light on the inequities and challenges experienced by young women of colour starting their careers in Aotearoa.
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Programme inspires students to study law
04 Oct, 2022
AUT hosted students from lower decile schools as part of Te Kuhunga, a programme built to inspire and support students to study law at university.
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Hospo jobseekers urged to use power
09 Aug, 2022
Those looking for work in hospitality and tourism should use the power given to them by a tight job market to vet potential employers carefully.

Contact us

Get in touch with the University Director of Diversity or the Diversity Manager to find out more about diversity at AUT.

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Gender and diversity research

AUT's Gender and Diversity Research Group conducts quality research and leads discussion around gender and diversity issues in the community.

Gender and Diversity Research Group

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