Resources and Support

Student Learning

Student Learning is a centralised academic skills development unit within the Office of the Vice-Chancellor, University of Waikato. We provide a free, confidential academic skills development service for all students at the university, from undergraduate, to postgraduate, to higher degree. The Student Learning offices are centrally located in the ITS building, accessible from the Gate 1 parking area.  Student Learning tutors will help students to develop and improve their tertiary academic literacy skills so that they can become successful, self-directed learners. For more information please go to:

WMS Language and Learning

The MSC Language and Learning Development team is situated in the Management Student Centre (MS1). Language and Learning development is offered to all Waikato Management School students (undergraduate and graduate), and the service is free. Language and Learning Development tutors can offer you advice and guidance with your academic writing, reading, and oral tasks. Tutors are able to work with you on a previously marked assignment, a completed assignment, or on any stage of your writing process, such as planning, or structuring They can also help you to master academic skills such as APA referencing and teach you how to avoid plagiarism.

Tauranga Services and Learner Support

If you are a University of Waikato student studying in Tauranga we have some localised services for you.  Please see the Tauranga learner Support pages here:

The University of Waikato Library

The Library offers a wide range of services, resources and guides and the expert staff can help you with many aspects of your assessment tasks. Check out the Library’s online and face-to-face tutorials, subject guides and expert advice, and get the most out of your studies.

Guides and Tours

Library guides cover general and subject-specific topics. General guides include the assignment process (from determining the assignment requirements to evaluating your processes), referencing and copyright guidelines.

Referencing Guide

The Library also offers a 30 minute library orientation tour at the start of each semester.


The Library tutorials will help you gain the research and computing skills required at a tertiary level. Tutorials are offered throughout the semester and bookings may be made online. A self-paced online tutorial is available through the Library website. Visit:

Student Services

Student Services provide a central service for student welfare, support and accommodation, and policies, information, advice and services relating to student administration and academic matters. The Student Services webpages are accessible here: