Meet some of our students

Jacob Milne with dog Zac

Fine Arts masters student Jacob Milne says recovery from even acute mental illness is possible with the right support.

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Emma Cooper-Williams

Student Disability Services has helped graduate Emma Cooper-Williams with everything from accessible routes to limited full-time study.

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Lucy is smiling

After a diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain due to endometriosis, Lucy approached SDS who helped her to navigate limited full-time status and disability parking.

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Lin Kee

Yvonne Ruan found daily positive habits and support made a difference to her mental health.

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Alicia is smiling in front of a Marae. She is in a wheelchair.

Alicia first got in touch with SDS when she was still in high school, making her transition easier - and not as scary.

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Rodolfo is smiling in the quad

After being diagnosed with ADHD, SDS helped Rodolfo identify his strengths and weaknesses and provide him support.

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Georgia is smiling

Georgia has graduated with her BA thanks in part to the support of note-takers and exam support.

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Hannah is wearing a graduation gown and smiling

Diagnosed with multiple learning disabilities, Hannah was nervous about study. With the support of SDS, she is currently undertaking her Masters.

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Lin Kee

At first Lin Kee didn't think her disability counted, now she wishes she had seen Student Disability Services earlier.

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Imogen is smiling

Diagnosed with dyspraxia, Imogen has used a writer and note-taker throughout study. She is now in the final year of her conjoint degree.

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Ite is smiling in front of a painting

A visual impairment has not stopped Ite from achieving his dream to work in the media. He worked with SDS throughout his studies.

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Jared Chaytor in front of a University ClockTower wall and garden

With a congenital eye condition, Jared Chaytor says University would not have been possible without Student Disability Services.

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Joyce is smiling

After being diagnosed with ADD, Joyce worked with the University to figure out the best way for her to study and achieve her goals.

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Dr Aresh Tayebi has dyslexia, is deaf in one ear and has been recognised in the 40 Under 40 Awards.

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Ruth Monk

After a diagnosis of autism spectrum and ADHD, Ruth received transformation support from SDS and Inclusive Learning.

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