About Our Programme

The University of Auckland Public Programmes offers access to the University’s knowledge and research, and encourages the two-way flow of ideas between the University and its many communities. We work in partnership with academics within the University and with practitioners and organisations to develop and deliver short courses, seminars, study tours and public lectures.

Public Programmes

Public Programmes provides you with opportunities to learn about cutting edge research, stimulate your thinking, engage with important issues and debate your ideas with others. Our programme offers choice, quality and a variety of formats. Courses are open to all learners aged 16 and over whether or not you have studied at university. We refresh the programme on a regular basis and respond to current trends and demands.

In a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, you’ll explore new areas of personal and professional learning and gain new skills and knowledge. What better way to explore your passions and stretch your mind. We invite you to participate in the diverse learning opportunities offered and look forward to welcoming you to the University of Auckland Public Programmes either as a returning student or a new lifelong learner!

Our mission

To empower local, national and international learning communities and so enhance New Zealand’s economic prosperity, cultural wealth and social well-being through leadership and innovation in research, design and delivery of lifelong learning opportunities.


University of Auckland Public Programmes seeks to utilise the expertise of the University to provide effective and enjoyable educational experiences that equip learners to take better advantage of their social, educational, cultural and career opportunities.