Equity and diversity
A sense of belonging is an important part of University life
UC recognises that a sense of 'belonging' is an integral part of University life and we are committed to developing a diverse, culture-rich, and cooperative environment for all. Our policies aim to ensure that all staff and students are given the opportunity and support to grow as individuals and as part of the wider community.
- The Equity and Well-Being Advisory Group helps ensure students have a voice on diversity issues
- See what events our diverse communities are celebrating
Support for Maori students
Support for Pacific students
Support for international students
The Student Care Team is your international student support team.
UC supports LGBTQI+ students and staff with assistance on and off campus, and celebrates sexual and gender diversity on campus.
If you have conflicting priorities to juggle, such as family and work, knowing what support is available for you can help to ensure your success.
Use of preferred names
If you would like your preferred name to appear on your Student ID card, this change can be requested via UC Security. You can either have your preferred name appear in place of your legal name, or put alongside your legal name in brackets—it is entirely up to you.
To make this request, please contact Ken McEwan.
UC Diversity Champions
A UC Diversity champion is someone who is knowledgeable on, and sympathetic to, diversity and equity issues. Please feel free to contact our diversity champions should you have any questions or issues regarding diversity. They are all very approachable and are keen to hear what you have to say!
"Embracing diversity in engaging with others provides a reciprocal learning opportunity which is enriching”
"Prejudice and discrimination are equal opportunity blights – and if you have been on the receiving end of them for whatever reason, you can certainly relate to how people feel on the receiving end of them for other reasons."
"Diversity means accommodating, respecting and celebrating the differences that make us unique."
"Diversity means recognising, respecting, valuing and promoting the myriad ways that humans live in and experience this world."
UC is committed to providing equitable work and study opportunities
UC’s policies and work practices have been developed with the aim of providing equitable work and study opportunities to our staff and students.
We are committed to increasing the recruitment, appointment, development and retention of individuals from under-represented groups and to reducing and removing barriers to staff and student participation.
Equity and diversity advisory committee (CEDAC)
- Provide advice to Senior Management regarding Equity and Diversity issues.
- Provide advice regarding amendments Equity and Diversity UC policies.
- Monitor performance of departments and the University as a whole in Equity and Diversity matters.
Guidance and advice
The committee is composed of academic staff, general staff, and UC students. If you have any questions, concerns or would like some advice, please contact Director Student Success, Thomas Koruth (email@example.com).
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Kia ora koutou! He waka eke noa. My understanding of this whakataukī is “we are all in this together”. It uses the waka as a symbol of the need for cooperation and collaboration in order to move together towards a shared place or vision. With the Colleges of Arts and Engineering, and now the UC Health Centre, receiving […]
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The All Right? Campaign is undertaking a piece of research into the wellbeing of the Rainbow community in Christchurch. The Campaign has carried out similar research with other communities over the past six years and now they are keen to understand how the LGBT + community is faring in post disaster Christchurch. In particular, they […]
On Tuesday, 23rd October at 12:30pm in Undercroft 101 UC’s inaugural Rainbow Hui will be held. This will be a gathering of staff and students, rainbow and non-rainbow, from different colleges and areas. If you are involved with the rainbow community, or wish to know how to support your rainbow students, staff, and colleagues come along. […]
Dr Sue Yong, Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology, will be delivering a seminar as part of the ACIS Seminar Series on the topic of “Accounting and the Polynesian entrepreneurs in New Zealand”. L236, Meremere Building Wednesday, 15 August at 11.00am. A light lunch will be served from 12.00pm after the seminar. Learn about the […]
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UC’s Harassment Policy is under review. Staff and students are welcome to provide feedback on the draft Policy before it is updated. Feedback may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12.00pm on Thursday 3 May. Alternatively, Tim Turnbull and Summer Pringle from HR, along with Julie Pratt from Student Services, will be available to receive feedback […]