16 November 2023 at 11:00 am
Diwali celebrations light up New Zealand campuses
Education providers and international students came together to host Diwali celebrations on campus during the almost week-long festival of lights from 10-14 November.
It was a wonderful week of Diwali across New Zealand campuses as students and education institutions came together to celebrate the festival of lights.
AUT lights up for Diwali
The sights, sounds and colours of Diwali were on full display at AUT’s recent Diwali Festival.
With the largest cohort of international students from India in New Zealand, AUT’s Diwali Festival celebrated the incredible contribution Indian students make to life at AUT.
Pro Vice-Chancellor International, Professor Guy Littlefair, said the event enriches their campus culture and showcases the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“Our incredible Diwali event was a wonderful opportunity for our entire university to celebrate our Indian students and the richness and joy of Indian culture,” Professor Littlefair said.
“We are proud of our growing reputation throughout India for our wide range and quality of study programmes, for being the university of technology in New Zealand, and for our great student support, accessibility to academic staff, employability, and student success.
“India is an extraordinarily important partner country to us, but more importantly our Indian students are an extremely valued part of our AUT family and the unique perspective and rich culture they bring to us are treasured by all our staff and students.”