Category Archives: E Tū, kia ora


The E tū, kia ora staff survey was conducted earlier this year as part of the academic planning process for UC.

We had a great response to the survey, with around 700 respondents, and a representative split between academic and general staff. Thanks to all who took the time to participate.

The survey asked staff to think about UC’s place in the world, and what is important to its academic success. In the survey, staff were asked to rate their satisfaction and perceived importance in relation to the following six attributes: international ranking, teaching quality, learning experience, research quality, research focus, and tools and support.

What the results show:

While all six attributes were regarded as important, that importance varied – with some clear differences between academic and general staff in the fields of international rankings, research focus and research quality.

      • More than two thirds of staff agreed that they were satisfied with UC’s overall teaching quality and with the learning experience we give students
      • More than 50% agreed they are satisfied with UC’s overall research quality, but only 40% agreed that they were satisfied with the focus of the University’s research
      • Academic staff placed more importance on research quality, while research focus was perceived as more important for general staff
      • Academic staff also placed more importance, and had a higher satisfaction level in terms of international rankings.

For some attributes, a high percentage of staff considered them important, but were dissatisfied with UC’s performance in that area.

      • More than 90 percent of respondents agreed that tools and support were important to carry out their role, but just under half (45%) agreed they were satisfied with the tools and support provided
      • 78% agreed UC’s place in international rankings was important, but just 44% were satisfied with UC’s current placing.

Comments received revealed there were seven categories of interest for staff: operations, values and culture, quality education, quality research, reputation and relationships, growth and size, and becoming an anchor university.

There were very few differences between the written comments made by academic and general staff, and the most frequently mentioned themes in those areas related to: improving IT, supporting quality education, decreasing bureaucracy, changing funding priorities, improving UC’s values and culture, and providing more support for administrative tasks.

The final E tū, kia ora workshop is due to take place on 7 June. There are still spots available, see here for registration details>

Once the sessions are complete the feedback will be collated and work on the draft strategy will begin.

Update on E tū, kia ora

Staff feedback is vital to the development of E tū, kia ora our new academic strategy and we have been delighted with the level of engagement from staff throughout the University.

We had a great response to the staff survey and look forward to sharing the results over the coming months. We’ve also been delighted with the number of registrations for our E tū, kia ora staff workshops and thank all those who took the time to attend our first workshop last Friday.

There are still two sessions remaining, on 29 May and 7 June, if you would like to have your say, please register here>

To keep the conversation flowing about the E tū, kia ora process over the coming weeks keep an eye out for a series of video thought starters on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo. We encourage you to have a discussion with your colleagues about each topic and tell us what you think.

Have your say: register now for E tū, kia ora workshops

Over recent weeks, you will have seen emails and Intercom updates around how you can participate in the development of a new academic strategy that will shape our future and advance the achievements of the past.

Known as E tū, kia ora, a key part of the process towards creating our new strategy is a series of staff workshops. The first workshop will be held next Friday 10 May, and we encourage everyone who would like to have their say to register for this session. If you are unable to attend, there will be three additional staff workshops taking place on 29 May and 7 June.

See here for registration details>

Keep an eye on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo for more on E tu, kia ora.

E tū, kia ora workshop

The E tū, kia ora staff survey is due to close on Tuesday 30 April and we are preparing to move into the next consultation phase, a series of workshops to further discuss ideas. Due to overwhelming interest we have added additional workshops, both for specific groups and general members of our staff, based on demand.

Workshops for all staff will take place on 10 May, 29 May and 7 June; while workshops for specific staff groups will take place from 6 May until mid-July.

Information about these sessions will be provided over the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on your email and on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo>

If you would like to attend a session please register your interest as soon as possible on Eventbrite. The registration process is easy, simply select your desired session and enter your details.

This is your opportunity to have a say in the future of UC. If you are unable to attend a workshop, we hope you will follow the process on Intercom | Pā mai tō reo and engage with the online discussion.