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

Diversity at AUT Infographic

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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.
Arezou Zalipour
Diversity and Inclusion in NZ Film
29 Jun, 2022
The NZ Film Commission's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy policy will significantly impact the stories filmmakers tell, says Assoc Prof. Arezo Zalipour.
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In pursuit of equity and excellence
09 Jun, 2022
Her plan was to practise law - not teach it. Now Associate Professor Khylee Quince is the first Māori law school dean in Aotearoa. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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Samoa Language Week 2022
31 May, 2022
Episode two of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – is live.
The official logo Te Tohu o Matariki, featuring nine coloured styalised stars.
AUT celebrates Matariki 2022
31 May, 2022
This year Aotearoa will have a Matariki public holiday, and AUT has a plethora of events happening around campus over the next month.

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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