Student Email

Gmail allows for an unparalleled flexibility and capacity: all you need is a web browser and internet access, and you'll be tapped into all the features that set Gmail apart from other email services. With great collaboration applications included, projects can be coordinated and tackled with ease.

As part of the agreement between the University of Waikato and Google, your email has enhanced privacy, security and comes with full ITS (Information & Technology Services) support. Once you have a Google account at the University of Waikato, it is accessible whether you are currently studying at the university or not.

Great features and benefits of Gmail:

Store – 25 GB of storage space. You will never have to delete any email ever again. Keep everything you want.
Organise – conversations, labeling, and filtering make your inbox intuitive.
Search – just Google it! Use keywords to search your mailbox. 
Less spam - Gmail blocks spam before it gets to your inbox
Conversation view - messages are grouped with the relevant responses, so you can always see messages in context.
On the go - access Gmail from your phone - regardless of which device you use.

Email Address

All students get access to email when they enrol. Your email address will be your username, followed by (e.g. [email protected]).

Accessing Your Email

You can check your email through the web interface (Webmail) by going to

The University has accepted the standard Google terms and conditions which include reference to its privacy policy. To access your Gmail account you will need to read and accept the following terms and conditions, and understand the privacy policy.

The email account is accessible; even if you are no longer a current student, and will continue to be available to you while there is an agreement between the University of Waikato and Google.

Mailbox Size

Students have over 25 GB of space available in their mailbox. You can check the size/usage by looking at the bottom of the screen when in the web client.

Forwarding Mail

We do not forward emails. Students set their own forwarding and filters through the Gmail web client.


You can get help on how to use Gmail and Google Apps at these pages:

Kuhukuhu Self Service Portal Te Kuhukuhu Rārangi - Log Your Own Request

"Kuhukuhu" is our IT Service Catalogue. You can search for and log your own service requests. You can also view the status of your current requests and see the estimated delivery time for them, provide further information by adding notes or attaching files, and view a full history of all previous requests.
For anything urgent you should phone the Service Desk: ext 4008 (838 4008) for assistance.