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.

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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Rosa Kalauni smiling in front of a classroom whiteboard.
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Screenshot of AUT's Fiji Language Week video
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Assoc Prof Khylee Quince
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Rosa Kalauni smiling in front of a classroom whiteboard.
Hope for the Niuean language in Aotearoa
23 Oct, 2020
Learning the Niuean language and the culture embedded within it can bring identity and self-esteem, AUT alumna Rosa Kalauni says.
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Celebrating Pink Shirt Day on 16 October
09 Oct, 2020
Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships.
Screenshot of AUT's Fiji Language Week video
Pacific language videos: Fiji
05 Oct, 2020
It’s Fiji Language Week in Aotearoa, and to celebrate, AUT has launched the Fiji episode in its Pacific language video series.
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Eating healthy is hard on a Covid budget
24 Sep, 2020
More of us are now facing food insecurity - with children, Pacific peoples and Māori the most impacted, writes Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince
I am a monolingual dinosaur
24 Sep, 2020
September brings excitement and anxiety about te reo, writes Law expert Khylee Quince.

Contact us

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

Diversity contact details

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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