This year’s pink shirt day

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.  

This year we celebrated together on Friday 16 October and it was great to see pink throughout campus! 


Some of the standout events were:

The Student Care team all wore pink, letting students know they were willing to stand-up to bullying.

Academic Services held a morning tea and had made sure everyone wore pink! The Academic Quality team also raised funds for resources to go into the 2021 rainbow packs for new students.  

UCSA  held their annual Coffee Party event at Haere-Roa which this year incorporated a special stall to recognise Pink Shirt Day. To match the colour of the day, pink buns were also given out. It was an all-round successful event where it was great to spark conversations about such an important topic!

CAPE held a morning tea for Pink Shirt Day.  Both staff and students enjoyed getting together and sharing pink lamingtons.

AVCMPE held a rainbow student afternoon tea attracted around 50 students and 20 staff everyone enjoyed vegan cupcakes and some awesome company.

Thank you to all the other teams that took part and have not been mentioned here.  You wonderful support of this awesome day is greatly appreciated.

Interested to find out more about Pink Shirt Day? Read about the cause here. 

International postgrad students returning to UC

Earlier this month, the New Zealand government announced the introduction of a border exemption category that would allow 250 eligible PhD and masters students to return to Aotearoa New Zealand in order to continue studies disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Approximately 20 of UC’s international postgraduate students have been identified as meeting criteria to be considered for entry into New Zealand, as set by the Ministry of Education.

In order to be considered, students must have been enrolled prior to the border closures and have [or have had] a visa to study in 2020.

Students interested in returning to New Zealand have been asked to complete a form that will be put forward to Immigration New Zealand – INZ will be in touch with successful applicants directly so they can apply for their exemption visa.

We’re thrilled to have an opportunity to welcome a small contingent of postgraduate students back to campus, and we look forward to sharing more as information becomes available.

For more on the border exemption process, including FAQs, visit our Exemption webpage here>

Keeping UC staff informed