Health and wellbeing

University can be difficult which is why it's important to stay healthy, physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. Check out our services that support your hauora (health and wellbeing).

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Student Health services are available on both campuses. In Hamilton, you have access to nurses, doctors, counsellors and more. In Tauranga, we have a dedicated Student Health nurse who can help you with your health concerns.


The University of Waikato embraces students of all religions. Students on both campuses have access to the chaplains, who are available for pastoral support.

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UniRec is our on-campus gym in Hamilton; join us for fun, friendly and engaging fitness experiences. Students and community welcome!


Just a Thought is a free Mental Health support tool, specifically designed for dealing with mild-to-moderate symptoms of anxiety and depression.

wellbeing hub

The Wellbeing Hub, located on our Hamilton campus, is a space for students to relax and recharge between classes.

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The Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners Code of Practice 2021 (the Code) sets out the University’s role and responsibilities in ensuring the wellbeing and safety of students.  


With a vast range of sports clubs, sporting facilities (including an esports arena) and an on-campus gym, it's easy to get involved in sport and fitness at Waikato.