Equity, diversity and inclusion at Victoria Business School

Victoria Business School has a strong commitment to providing a learning environment that is friendly, supportive and culturally inclusive to all students.

Introduction

Victoria Business School has a strong commitment to providing a learning environment that is friendly, supportive and culturally inclusive to all students. Through a number of initiatives we actively seek to create a learning space that promotes student success and one where students can see themselves reflected in their environment.

Welcome from the Dean

Professor Bob Buckle, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce, Victoria Business School
"A learning environment that is friendly, supportive and culturally inclusive to all students" - Professor Ian O. Willamson, Dean of Commerce

Welcome to Victoria Business School. We tailor our support of students to meet their particular needs across the full range of business, economics, and public sector disciplines and professions, helping them to succeed in their study, preparing them for their chosen careers, and helping them to make a positive contribution to Māori and Pasifika community development.

To support these aims, we have put in place a number of initiatives that seek to create a highly supportive environment for creating and developing relationships and promoting learning.

Te Pu Umanga, a joint Māori and Pasifika study space, was opened on 23 April 2012. We hope students will use this facility for relaxing, engaging in conversations, and developing relationships that promote learning and enhance their experience at Victoria University.

The Faculty Student & Academic Services has dedicated staff to give student advice and support with enrolment enquiries, degree planning, examination administration and other issues that may arise relating to study.

Each School also has a designated staff member who is available for students to discuss issues and seek advice on any aspect of their course work.

Our staff work very closely with other University agencies that are involved in supporting students, including the Offices of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) and the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika), Student Learning Support Services , the Te Pūtahi Atawhai Mentoring Programme (TPA), Disability Services and equity support staff in other Faculties.

We are delighted you have chosen to join Victoria University and look forward to working with you. On behalf of the Victoria Business School, I wish you success in your studies.

Professor Ian O. Williamson
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce
Victoria Business School