Student Support and Engagement Team

We help you make the most of your student experience and connect you with a wide range of support services.

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Our team is here to help you thrive at university and make the most of your student experience. We can connect you with a wide range of support services, opportunities, and resources to meet your individual needs. 

We are responsible for initiatives such as Tuākana, the International Mentor Programme, hardship funds, orientation, club support, graduation, Wiki Whai Hauora, and other student events and activities within the Faculty.

Stay up do date with notices, opportunities, scholarships, jobs and events through our weekly student newsletter. 

You can reach out to us if your mental health, wellbeing, finances or other external pressures are having a negative impact on your studies. Our team is here to listen and connect you with the right kind of support for your given situation.

Contact us

Contact the team via email, book a meeting, or drop into the Student Centre for a chat. We would love to hear from you!

Student Support and Engagement team email:


Our advisors

Tera Hanson
Student Support Advisor

Jeanette Donnelly
Student Support & Experience Advisor

Alaina Muriwai-Te Rore
Tuākana Coordinator

Tom Owen
Student Academic Services & Engagement Manager

Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre

Level 2, Building 421
(Architecture and Planning Building)
26 Symonds St
Auckland Central, 1010

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