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New Zealand Universities Women in Leadership (NZUWiL)

The 2021 NZUWiL Programme has been filled. Information the 2022 programme will be advertised on this website in September/October 2021.

About NZUWiL

Universities New Zealand encourages and supports women who are or aspire to be leaders in the tertiary education sector through its annual New Zealand Universities Women in Leadership (NZUWiL) Programme for academic and professional staff.

The NZUWiL programme booklet provides further information on the founding and development of the programme, which began in 2007 and now has over 400 alumni.

The Academic Divisional Office facilitates the University’s participation in NZUWiL programmes.

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2020 NZUWiL Programme Dates

Location: The Bolton Hotel, Wellington

Academic Staff Programme: 22 June – Friday 26 June 2020

Professional Staff Programme: 17 August – Friday 21 August 2020

Programme costs are covered by the University, including travel arrangements, which are organised by the Academic Divisional Office. Programme costs include airport transfers and meals for the duration of the programme. Incidental expenses beyond this are the responsibility of the attendee’s Department or Division.

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University Nomination Process

The University provides two nominations to NZUWiL for each programme. In addition to these nominees NZUWiL also offers two scholarships for Māori and Pacific women for each programme.

Nomination forms will be considered by a panel convened by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Division, and nominees notified prior to their applications being submitted to NZUWiL.

Please note NZUWiL contacts successful nominees directly on completion of the selection process.

Contact Margaret Morgan (Director, Quality Advancement and member of the NZUWiL Steering Group) or Denise Lindsay (Head of Operational Development and Co-convener of WILO) for more information.

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Key Dates

Monday 6 April 2020 – University of Otago NZWUiL applications due for BOTH PROGRAMMES

Completed forms (see side bar Get It Done for relevant forms) in word format, along with your PVC’s endorsement (by signature or email) and your CV, are due by email to for both programmes by 2 March 2019. Please note the same form is used for the Otago selection process.

Week starting 23 March 2020 – Nominees notified

Week starting 6 April 2020 – University nominations forwarded to NZUWiL

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Related Programmes

Back to the Women's Professional Development Programme

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