UniGuide Programme

UniGuide connects you with a student mentor who can help you settle into university life.

UniGuide portal

For new students, current UniGuides and anyone interested in being a UniGuide in the future.

New to the University this year? Just come along to your Faculty Orientation Day to meet your UniGuide. If you can't make your orientation day, but would still like a UniGuide, click through to fill out a request form.

About the programme

As a new student at the University, it can be challenging to meet new friends, learn about campus resources and services, or find out where classes are located.

The UniGuide programme is a free service designed to help make your first semester easier, by connecting you with a student mentor who can show you the ropes.

Whether it is a question about buying books, using public transportation, or finding a good cup of coffee, UniGuides are there to help.

Watch this short video to learn more about the UniGuide Programme:

What is a UniGuide?

UniGuides are current students who volunteer their time to help new students settle into their new University life. During semester, your UniGuide mentor will provide guidance and support including helping you meet new friends, learn about campus resources and services, or even just to find your classes. Whether you have a question about buying books, using public transportation or finding a good cup of coffee, your UniGuide can help!

In Semester One 2016, nearly 300 UniGuides served as mentors for nearly 5,000 new students.

During the semester, your UniGuide will provide guidance and support through:

  • Giving you tips.
  • Sending weekly UniGuide e-newsletters.
  • Letting you know about different activities on campus.
  • Answering or following up on any questions you might have.

See an example of our weekly UniGuides e-newsletter

How do I get a UniGuide?

You will be matched with a UniGuide and placed into small groups of new students from the same faculty at your faculty Orientation. Look for them wearing a red shirt!

Afterwards, your UniGuide will show you around campus, answer any questions you might have, and get you settled into student life at the University of Auckland. 

If you would like to chat to a UniGuide before Orientation then check back to this website in January where we will have UniGuides available to chat to online!

For more information, email uniguide@auckland.ac.nz.

Becoming a UniGuide

We are no longer currently recruiting new UniGuides to join the 2017 team.

Please fill out the expression of interest form and we will contact you when we begin recruiting for the 2018 team.

Dates Important information
Thursday 23 - Friday 24 February UniGuide training
Tuesday 28 February - Friday 3 March Orientation