Equity in our faculty

The Faculty of Arts is committed to promoting, developing and monitoring equity policies and best practices for all our students and staff. We aim to encourage and provide equal opportunities in both education and employment. This commitment is supported by the work of the Faculty Equity Committee and the Student Engagement team.

Equity is about fairness and justice. The Equity Office leads the University of Auckland's commitment to be a fair and inclusive place to study and work. Equity initiatives, policies and programmes are embedded across the University. These include our Tuākana Learning Community for Māori and Pacific students; seminars and networking opportunities for staff combining parenting and a career; and a range of technological, academic and career services and supports for students with disabilities.

Students with disabilities

Students on bank

If you have a disability, please contact the Student Engagement team. We want to hear from you if you have a physical, mental or learning disability, either permanent or temporary.

Chip Matthews
Student Support Adviser
+ 64 9 923 9879

Support and resources

Student Disability Services has a number of helpful services for students, including those with learning or mental health disabilities, vision or hearing impairment or other impairments. Find out about their full range of services and how to contact them on the Student Disability Services page.

If you think you have a learning disability contact Learning disabilities support at Student Learning services. They work closely with Student Disability Services Student Health & Counselling and all faculties to ensure you can achieve your academic potential.

Hidden Perspectives

Hidden Perspectives is a rainbow student community led by Arts Equity in the Faculty of Arts. We meet on Tuesdays for lunch and host a range of events throughout the year including My Queer Research and Meet the Researcher sessions, movie screenings, and other social and academic activities. Our events are safe spaces to come and just be yourself, and to be with other LGBTIQ+ people and allies in a place where we can trust it's safe to be out of the closet.

Hidden Perspectives

Tuākana Mentors 2014

Māori and Pacific students

The Faculty of Arts is committed to providing a study and work environment that meets Treaty of Waitangi obligations. We aim to enable all under-represented groups to achieve success in tertiary education.

The Faculty of Arts Student Engagement team provides:

Rooms 416A and B, Level 4, Social Sciences Building
10 Symonds Street
Phone: +64 9 373 9114
Fax :+64 9 308 2395

Chip Matthews
Student Support Adviser
+ 64 9 923 9879

Staff Equity

The University is committed to equal employment opportunities by appointing staff through fair and equitable processes, encouraging success, and providing employment conditions that lead to high performance and job satisfaction.

Mature students and parents

There are Parent Spaces at the City Campus and Tāmaki Innovation Campus provided for students with children under 16 years old. Bring your children with you when the need arises. Toys and books are available for their entertainment.

There is also a parent room at the library:

Parent room
Level 5
General Library

The parent room is available when you have your children with you. Ask at the front desk and the staff will let you into the area.

Facilities include:

  • TV/video (the video library is at Parent Space)
  • Toys and books
  • Computer with access to library resources and Microsoft Office

Targeted Admission Scheme

The Targeted Admission Scheme (TAS) is for Māori students, Pacific students, students with disabilities or learning impairments, students from refugee backgrounds, and students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Equity contacts

Caroline Blyth

Dr Caroline Blyth
Assistant Dean (Students and Equity)
+ 64 9 923 7067