Student Disability Services


Our role is to support students with a range of impairments to succeed and excel within the University.

Please see below for a list of our Frequently Asked Questions.


2014 Information for students with disabilities brochure

Find out how the Student Disability Services team can help you to make the most of your study at the University of Auckland.

Download the 2014 Information for students with disabilities brochure

SDS EBOOK flyer pic

Special Examinations Accommodations

If you are a new student in 2014 and have had special conditions whilst at school, or a returning student whose exam conditions have expired, please contact us as soon as possible.

The deadline for this process is the second week of semester, please get in quick as there may be delays in processing your application.

Room 036, Basement Level
22 Princes St
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82936

Campus Accessibility

The University of Auckland works to ensure that all of our campuses are accessible for people with impairments.  If you have any access concerns or challenges please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist.


2014 Scholarships and awards for students with disabilities

We have organised the Scholarships and Awards booklet into disability specific order. We also have included scholarships and awards for school leavers. In addition to disability specific scholarships we have added some general scholarships and awards and hope these may encourage you to find out more about any that may apply to you.

Good luck with your future applications!

2014 SDS Scholarship Ebook



SDS Scholarship Booklet 2014
SDS Scholarship Booklet 2014

University partners with Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind

The University of Auckland and the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind are partnering to develop braille maps of the University’s campuses.

Below are the RNZFB’s protocols for meeting and guiding people who are blind or vision impaired.


Student Disability Video

What's it's like to study at The University of Auckland as student with a disability? Conjoint Arts and Law student Kieran Berry, who has a vision impairment, shows you the wide range of support and services in place at the University.

Read the video script here

Services for Students

We offer a variety of practical services for students, from advice to note-taking, as well as information (see below). Your disability or impairment might be permanent or temporary – the key thing is that it affects your ability to study.

You will need to provide us with relevant medical or professional evidence, but we may be able to assist people with:


  • a mental health condition (students only).
  • a learning disability (students only).
  • impairment due to a medical condition.
  • physical/mobility impairment.
  • a head injury.
  • a speech impairment.
  • vision or hearing impairment.
  • people that are blind or Deaf.


Helpful Links


Disability Co-ordinators

Mental health support

Test and Examinations Support

Careers assistance

Student Learning Centre referrals

New Zealand Sign Language interpreters


Faculty Disability Liaisons

Faculty Name Email
 Arts Moana Oh
 Business & Economics

Marianne Hill

Shelley Catlin

 Engineering Nick Brewer
 Medical & Health Science  Kate Snow
 Law Hilary Smeeton
 NICAI Karl Bartleet

Margaret Goldstone

Hana Mata'u

 Education  Rebekah Williams

Contact Us

We have a service centre with dedicated staff in the ClockTower which is open from 8-4pm, but suggest making an appointment.

Room 036, Basement Level
22 Princes St
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 82936
Fax: +64 9 308 2354

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