Campus Life directorate

Campus Life is a directorate charged with creating an engaging campus environment. Find out more about Campus Life and who the key contact people are.

Campus Life is a Service Division that supports an engaging and inclusive campus experience for students at The University of Auckland.

Campus Life operates a range of ‘wellbeing services’, such as Accommodation, Counselling and Health Services, that are aimed at removing personal barriers to academic success. It also operates ‘engagement’ services such as support for student organisations, social and sporting events, volunteering and leadership support, that are aimed at helping students to maximise the non-classroom dimensions of the university experience.

Campus Life services


Student Accommodation provides over 2000 beds in high-quality catered and self-catered halls of residence that are designed to suit all students – from first year school leavers to mature graduate students. We also help students find private accommodation through our Accommodation Advisory Service.

For more information, visit: Accommodation.

Campus Store

The Campus Store, conveniently located in the Quad, is selling University-branded apparel and merchandise, from pens to t-shirts, graduation gifts to hoodies. It also includes designs from NZ fashion icon, Huffer.

Purchase something from the Campus Store.

Early Childhood Centres

The University provides Early Childhood Education services for children aged from three months to five years. There are eight early childhood centres in total, on the City, Epsom Tamaki and Grafton Campuses.

Event Services

The Event Services team provide a full event management service, organising every kind of event from small functions to major international conferences. Their aim is to make it easier for University staff and students to run the great range of events that are an important part of university life. For more information contact us at

Find out What’s On.

Goldie Wines

The Goldie Winery and Vineyard serves as the home for the University's Wine Science Programme. Goldie Wines came into University ownership through a very generous gift from its owners and pioneering Waiheke winemakers Kim and Jeannette Goldwater. The same team that produced award winning wines under the Goldwater label continue to produce the high quality wines for public sale and in so doing provide a realistic commercial environment for Wine Science students to study in.

To learn more about the vineyard and the wines available, visit: Goldie Wines.

Maidment Theatre

Since it was opened in 1976 the Maidment Theatre has played a crucial role in the development of Auckland's vibrant theatre scene, assisting the development of a number of companies and serving as the city's biggest specialist dramatic theatre venue. As well as being the primary venue for a number of theatre companies the Maidment, along with the Musgrove Studio Theatre, host a wide range of important University events, from distinguished public lectures to experimental theatre and student revues.

Find out more about the Maidment Theatre.

Sport and Recreation

The Sport and Recreation team provide sporting and fitness services to students and staff allowing them to maintain a healthy lifestyle, participate in sporting competition and socialise with friends while pursuing academic goals. The Recreation Centre provides extensive facilities and exercise services at affordable membership rates. Sports leagues, recreation programmes, events and specialist programmes such as 'Living Well' for students with disabilities, provide opportunities for all students and staff to participate in sports and recreation whilst at University.

To get active, visit University Sport and Recreation.

Student Engagement

This area of Campus Life focusses on providing personal support and development opportunities to students, such as the UniGuide mentoring programme, volunteering opportunities, student ambassadors, and the leadership programmes. It also provides administrative support for the clubs that are affiliated with the University.

Find out more about:

University Health and Counselling Service

The University Health and Counselling Service provides a range of medical, health and counselling services to all currently enrolled students. Eligible students who register the service as their Primary Health Organisation receive subsidised medical care, as well as discounted prescriptions.

The counselling services are confidential, helping to provide coping mechanisms for challenges that students might face during the academic year. Learn more about Counselling services.

The medical and health services are low cost, comprehensive primary health care to support the health and wellbeing of students while studying. Learn more about Health services.

University Outreach

The Centre for Continuing Education aims to increase the accessibility of the University's academic programmes to members of the community who find a formal programme of study unsuitable.

A range of courses, some including international study tours, are arranged utilising the same talented and renowned academic staff that our enrolled students have access to but over much shorter timeframes and without academic assessment or credit. Access to standard University lectures on a number of formal courses is also offered at minimal cost (again without assessment or credit).

Read more about the Centre for Continuing Education.

Key staff

Brendan Mosely

Director, Campus Life
Brendan is responsible for providing the strategic direction for the directorate as a whole and ensuring all the service divisions within Campus Life work towards creating a positive student experience.


Director, University Health and Counselling Service
This position is responsible for the strategic and operational performance of the Service, and for ensuring the University meets its responsibilities as a health care and counselling provider.

Ian Crowe

General Manager, Event Services
Ian has a range of responsibilities including the Campus Store, Courses, Conferences, Goldie Wines, Events, and the Maidment Theatre.

Claire Hall

Executive Assistant to the Director, Campus Life
Claire works closely with the Director, Campus Life – providing administrative support to the Director and to some of the Director’s immediate reports.

Louis Rattray

Director, Sport and Recreation
Louis is responsible for creating a healthy, active and engaged campus, ensuring there are opportunities for students and staff to be involved in sport and recreation.

Micheal Rengers

General Manager - Accommodation
Michael Rengers has responsibility for the operation of the University’s ECE centres which provide a safe, nurturing environment and high standards of early childhood education. Micheal is also responsible for the Accommodation Solutions Group that assists with accommodation requirements.

Marie-Jo Wilson

Student Engagement Manager
Marie-Jo is responsible for providing opportunities for students to become more engaged with the University. This includes responsibility for UniGuides and the Student Ambassadors programme, the Maclaurin Chapel, leadership development and student volunteering as well as student clubs and associations.