This is your one-stop-shop for all your student needs; from getting learning support to booking a doctors appointment.
For anything from assignments to free campus wifi, we’re here to help.
Student Information Centre
Our student admin team can help you with all general enquiries, including enrolment, study fees, exam timetables and setting up your Student ID card. Find out more about the Student Information Centre.
Our tutors provide free help and advice with your assignments, referencing, note-taking, exam preparation and other learning support. Find out more about our student learning.
Our Library offers many group and study spaces, computer suites, copying, printing and scanning facilities, and runs free tours and tutorials to help improve your learning. It also issues books. Find out more about our library services.
Technology and computer systems
We have a lot of technology systems and computer software available for you to use, including free internet and wifi, personal usernames and email addresses, and software downloads. Find out more about our technology and computer systems.
Health and Wellbeing
If you’re feeling unwell or unsafe, we’ve got free and confidential support available to you.
We have a team of qualified doctors and nurses on our Hamilton campus to look after your healthcare needs. Routine consultations and prescriptions are free if you enrol with Student Health Services. Find out more about our medical services.
We have trained councillors to help you through whatever problems you’re facing, such as loneliness, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and sexuality. Find out more about our counselling support.
Our disability support services range from learning support, alternative examination arrangements, access to assistive technologies and specialist staffing. Our campus facilities are also designed to enable universal access. Find out more about our disability support.
If you need to report suspicious behaviour on campus or are feeling unsafe for any reason, we have a 24/7 security service on campus that you can contact by calling 0800 WAIKATO ext 4444. We also have a Campus Cop who can assist you with all police matters. Find out more about our security.
If you need legal advice, budgeting or finance support, or feel like your voice isn’t being heard, the Waikato Students' Union (WSU) offer a range of advocacy services to help you. Find out more about our student advocacy.
Justice of the Peace
We have many Justices of the Peace (JPs) on campus who can verify your documents for enrolment or other purposes. If you require the services of a Justice of the Peace, drop-in clinics run twice a week throughout 2017.
Location: M2.09 (Student Centre foyer by the lift)
Time: Tuesday 12.00 - 1.00 pm and Thursday 1.00 - 2.00 pm
There is no need to book, just turn up with all your required documents and the rostered JP will assist you.
If you’re looking for accommodation, spiritual guidance or childcare support, we’ve got plenty of options available to you.
Campuses and locations
We have campuses and other facilities for you to access in Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland. Find out more about our campuses and locations.
We have a wide range of on- and off-campus accommodation options for you to choose from. Find out more about our accommodation.
Whatever your religious belief or background, or if you have none, our chaplaincy service is open to everyone. Find out more about our chaplaincy.
We have a crèche on campus available for children aged three months to five years. Find out more about the campus creche. We also have a Kohanga Reo (preschool taught in te reo Māori) near the Hamilton campus. Call +64 7 856 2982 for more information.
Getting to campus
There are many ways to get to campus, including walking, biking, bussing, carpooling or driving. Find out more about getting to campus.
The Waikato Students' Union (WSU) publishes a free weekly magazine full of event information, news and opinion pieces about student life. Collect yours from one of the 30 distribution stands around campus.
Culture and diversity
Whatever your background is, we have services and support networks set up to celebrate who you are.
Clubs and Societies
There are more than 60 student-run clubs and societies for you to join on campus. You can even start your own. Find out more about our clubs and societies.
If you’re new to studying in New Zealand, we have lots of services available to help you make this transition easy, including a buddy programme and networking events. Find out more about our international student support services.
We have a network of Māori mentors available for you to talk to about learning support and adjusting to university life. They also organise events for you to go to and meet other Māori students. Find out more about our Māori support services.
Our Pacific Student Support Coordinator is available for you to talk to about Pacific learning support, adjusting to university life and when the next cultural event is happening. Find out more about our Pasifika support services.
If you’re over 25 years old and interested in meeting other mature students, we have a space available on campus (see map) for you to use for study and group gatherings. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 WAIKATO ext 4149 for more information.
Students of all sexualities
We have a network of staff and students on campus who work together and support each other with LGBTTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, intersex, queer) matters. Email email@example.com for more information and to join.
Careers and employment
We want you to achieve your dream career and we’ve got lots of services available to help you do just that.
Career Development Services
Our team of career development advisers run workshops, drop-in sessions and other events to help you get ready for your future career. They can help you write your CV and cover letter, learn interviewing skills, put you in touch with potential employers and they have lots of online resources you can use. Find out more about our career development services.
Employability Plus Programme
This is a new initiative that gives you the opportunity to gain work-ready skills through volunteer activity. Find out more about Employability Plus.
Student job search
Student Job Search is a free online service you can use to find part-time, casual or full-time work while you study. Find out more about student job search.
GradConnection is a free platform that connects graduate students with employment opportunities. Find out more about GradConnection.
Postgraduate student support
The Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA) run free events and workshops to help you make the most of postgraduate study. Find out more about our postgraduate support.