How we support you

UniBound support

You’ll begin your UniBound studies in mid-January during Summer School. We have orientation events to help you get connected, and a student support adviser to answer questions and provide guidance while you’re with us.

Signing up to UniBound means:

  • no fees for Summer School (Part 1)
  • a public transport allowance
  • eligibility for free accommodation over Summer School if you are a Māori student from outside Auckland
  • eligibility for academic achievement grants for successful completion (up to $1,000)
  • access to all the usual University facilities and services such as counselling, computer help and training, health services, LGBTI, spiritual and religious support, and disability support

Other support services

We have support services ranging from academic and learning support through to Tuākana, and health and wellbeing:

When you start your degree

We have a wide range of support services, some tailored specifically for Māori and Pacific students.  We have clubs and student groups with a Māori and/or Pacific focus. For academic support we have Māori and Pacific Equity Advisers.


It is designed to help Māori and Pacific students fulfil their academic potential by providing a supportive environment including tutorials, workshops, study groups, and sessions with tutors and mentors. The programmes are led by senior students (Tuākana) providing specific assistance to new students (teina).

Tuākana operates across 5 faculties:

Other faculties offer a similar support system: