Meet the Student Centre Team

The Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre staff are here to provide study-related advice and assistance to all future and current students.

Chris Rollins

Chris is the Student Academic Services Engagement Manager with the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries. Prior to joining the faculty, Chris was Accommodation Solutions Manager at the University.

Tom Owen

Tom is the Student Academic Services Team Leader and coordinates the Student Academic Advisors, Student Advisors, and some Academic Services Co-ordinators. He advises on University and faculty processes related to these roles, specialising in postgraduate studies, applications, admissions and architecture. Tom has a Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture (Professional) with Honours from the University of Auckland.

Sock-Cheng Tang

Sock-Cheng is an Academic Services Co-ordinator, and can advise on University processes for current students in the Urban Planning & Urban Design Programme. Sock-Cheng is the escalation point for the faculty as follows: published student course timetable and online web room bookings for staff.

Tera Hanson  

Tera, as the Student Support and Experience Adviser, connects students with wellbeing, pastoral care and learning support. Tera coordinates faculty orientation, graduation and other engagement events. She also provides support for the International Mentor Programme and faculty student associations.

Daniel Kreig

Daniel is an Academic Services Co-ordinator fielding queries on University processes for students in the Dance and Fine Arts programmes, as well as faculty-wide queries relating to scholarships and doctoral matters.   

Theresa Gu 

Theresa is a Student Academic Adviser and manages the applications, enrolments and student enquires for Architecture. Theresa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from China and has previously worked for a number of service divisions at the University of Auckland, including Academic Services and International Office. 

Sukanya Vyas  

Sukanya is a Student Academic Adviser and manages the applications, enrolments and student enquiries for the School of Music, Urban Planning and Urban Design. Sukanya graduated with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science conjoint in 2015 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) in 2016, both from the University of Auckland.

Sam Moloney

Sam is a Student Adviser and is the first point of contact for any enquires regarding applications, admissions and enrolment for the Creative Arts and Industries programmes. Sam is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.

Kristie Mortimer

Kristie is a Student Adviser, and assists with student enquiries and administrative duties. Kristie is studying her PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Auckland

Natasha van Schaardenburg

Natasha is a Student Adviser and assists with the applications, enrolments and student enquires at the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre. Natasha is a masters student at Elam School of Fine Arts.

Samara Somerville-Petch

Samara is a Student Adviser who is currenty in her third year of a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Music conjoint.

Young ki Kim

Young is a Student Adviser who is currently in his third year of a Bachelor of Architectural Studies.