Parent Guides

We have a guide for parents, guardians and whānau who have questions about their family member starting at University.

What's it like at the University of Auckland?

Students seek advice from a wide range of people when making decisions about what and where to study.

The support and guidance from parents, guardians and whānau is invaluable in helping them to think through the critical factors so they can make a choice that best matches their aspirations.

This guide is designed for parents, guardians, whānau, caregivers and other adults invested in a young person’s decision-making. It aims to give information about studying at the University of Auckland and hopefully answer any questions you have.

You can download a digital version of the Guide, or request a booklet to be posted to you by calling 0800 61 62 63 or sending an email to