What to expect

Find out what to expect of the FYE Programme in your first year.

FYE catch up

Once you start an Arts degree at the University of Auckland you will be supported throughout the whole of your first year through the First Year Experience programme. We provide academic support through Assignment Preparation Sessions, Structure and Referencing Checks, Drop in Sessions with your mentors and Study Groups designated towards FYE mentees and mentors.

FYE also works closely with schools and course co-ordinators to monitor student work. If you miss tutorials or fail to hand in an assignment, you may be contacted by an FYE Team Leader to check in and see how things are going. Attendance participation does not become part of your academic record, but is just a way for us to monitor how you’re doing, and see if there is any way we can help you. The right advice at the right time can assist you to keep on track in your studies.

You will also receive regular announcements from the FYE team. These will be tied to the academic calendar, and so will provide timely advice around major assignments, exam times etc. They will also alert you to fun stuff happening on campus so you can enjoy some downtime between studies. And there will be plenty of opportunities to get together with other first year students and mentors for some food, drink and a chat, so keep an eye out for these!

Make the most of your Mentor!

Your mentor is someone who has recently completed the first year of an Arts degree and is now taking advanced courses, so they are a great source of advice.

They are good to talk to about small stuff, like how to get an ID card, or big stuff, like if you’re unsure about your major or you’re really struggling with your studies. If they don’t know the answer, they can help you find someone who does. So ask questions, get involved, and make the most of this fantastic resource.