The student experience

The Faculty of Arts is an inclusive and supportive environment for your child. There are many different resources and support services available to help them on their path to success.

First Year Experience programme

The Faculty of Arts’ First Year Experience Programme provides first year students with a student mentor to help with questions and queries, as well as introducing them to campus culture. The First Year Experience programme runs for the entirety of your child's first year and is available to all Faculty of Arts students.

Find out more about the First Year Experience Programme.
 

UniGuides

The UniGuides programme provides new students with a current student partner, who will be available to give them general university advice and information to help them settle in. The UniGuides programme is open to all students and runs for six weeks, starting at Orientation.

Learn how to get a UniGuide.
 

Tuākana Arts

Tuākana Arts is a Māori and Pacific Learning Community that supports Māori and Pacific Students in Arts programmes to maximise their success.

Disciplinary areas have Tuākana mentors providing Stage I workshops each week for the first four weeks of semester and then at assessment and exam times. Tuākana mentors also offer weekly office hours and referral support to University of Auckland central student services when needed.

Stage II and III Tuākana support aims to enhance Māori and Pacific student academic achievement through course specific tutorials, career development enhancement, and scholarship and funding opportunities.

Find out more about Tuākana Arts.

Students with disabilities

If your child has a disability, please contact the Student Engagement team. We want to hear from you if your child has a physical, mental or learning disability, either permanent or temporary.

Contact:
Chip Matthews
Student Support Adviser
+ 64 9 373 7599 ext 89879
c.matthews@auckland.ac.nz

LGBTI

The Faculty of Arts is committed to celebrating our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex students and staff. The Rainbow Arts group is comprised of queer and queer-friendly academic and professional staff working to improve the visibility of our queer community and foster a welcoming environment, particularly for our first year students. Together with the First Year Experience Programme, we offer Queer Mentoring for LGBTI and questioning students. We also host the annual Queer Quad, a fun and inclusive event for all. For more information on Rainbow Arts or to get involved, contact Chip Matthews.

Contact:
Chip Matthews
Student Support Adviser
+ 64 9 373 7599 ext 89879
c.matthews@auckland.ac.nz