Campus Life directorate

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, aimed at removing personal barriers to academic success. It also operates engagement services such as support for student organisations, social and sporting programmes, volunteering and leadership support. These aim to help students maximise the non-classroom dimensions of the university experience.

Campus Life services

Ngā Wharenoho - Accommodation

Student Accommodation provides more than 4,000 beds in high-quality catered and self-catered accommodation 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.

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Or contact Tara Baker, Head of Operations, Accommodation.

Commercial Services

Commercial Services provides a number of retail, event and logistics services on campus. These include hosting an event, the variety of cafes, shops and services to support students and staff on campus, as well as Public Programmes which offers one off lectures, evening lecture series and weekend workshops.

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Or email the Event Services team.

Early Childhood Centres

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

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Sport and Recreation

The Sport and Recreation team provides 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, fitness training and recreation programmes provide opportunities for all students and staff to participate in sport and recreation whilst at University.

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Or email the University Sport team.

Student Engagement

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

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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.

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

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Key staff

Director, Campus Life

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

Executive Assistant to the Director, Campus Life

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

Associate Director Campus Life, Student Wellbeing & Engagement

Anne-Marie Parsons
In her role as Associate Director of Student Wellbeing & Engagement, Anne-Marie is responsible for a range of University-wide strategies and functions that aim to support student health, wellbeing and safety and assist students to become more engaged with University-life and extracurricular opportunities. She is responsible for a range of services under the health and wellbeing banner, including Student Wellbeing, the University’s health promotion team focussed on proactive and preventative measures that promote health, reduce stress and enhance a sense of community and belonging; the University’s student welfare and financial support programmes; Te Papa Manaaki | Campus Care, the University’s first point of contact for health, wellbeing and safety matters; she oversees student non-academic misconduct including the Proctor service; and has responsibility for the operational performance of our specialist health and mental health services offered through the University Health & Counselling Service. She leads University-wide initiatives such as the Bullying, Harassment & Discrimination and Harmful Sexual Behaviours Action Plans. Anne-Marie is also responsible for providing opportunities for students to become more engaged with University-life and extracurricular opportunities. This includes responsibility for student transition and orientation, leadership development and student volunteering as well as facilitating student clubs and associations, and faith and spirituality on campus. Anne-Marie also has responsibility for the operational performance of the University’s six Early Childhood Education centres and services that provide support for students who are parents.

Associate Director Campus Life, Sport and Recreation

Sean Smith
Sean 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.

Associate Director Campus Life, Accommodation

Aimee Macaskill
Aimee is responsible for the Accommodation Solutions Group that assists with accommodation requirements including the halls of residence on campus.

Associate Director Campus Life, Commercial Services

Paul Divers
Paul has a range of responsibilities under the diverse portfolio of Commercial Services including the Campus Store, courses, conferences, Goldie Estate, events, and campus food and retail.

Communications and Marketing Manager

Amelia Dixon
Amelia is responsible for the planning and delivery of communications and marketing for Campus Life’s portfolio, primarily around student events and programmes. Amelia’s team works closely with the Director and Associate Directors to promote the opportunities provided by Campus Life to students, staff and the wider University community.

Kaiārahi, Campus Life

Grace Latimer
Grace is responsible for working closely with the leadership team to help Campus Life take a more Māori centred approach to student support and engagement. She is of Te Rarawa ki Hokianga, Ngāti Te Reinga, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, and Te Aupouri descent.