This is your one-stop-shop for all your student needs; from getting learning support to booking a doctors appointment.
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.
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.
Employability Plus Programme
The Employability Plus Programme (EPP) gives you the opportunity to gain work-ready skills through volunteer activity with various organisations.
NxtStep - NZ's youth employment platform
NxtStep (formerly GradConnection) is a free platform that connects graduate students with employment opportunities.
Postgraduate student support
The Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA) run free events and workshops to help you make the most of postgraduate study.
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.
Culture and diversity
We have services and support networks set up to celebrate and support your identity.
Clubs and societies
There are dozens of student-run clubs and societies for you to join on campus. You can even start your own.
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.
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.
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.
Our Pacific Student Support Coordinator is available for you to talk to about Pacific support, adjusting to university life and when the next cultural event is happening.
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.
Health and wellbeing
If you’re feeling unwell or unsafe, we’ve got free and confidential support available to you.
We have trained Counsellors to help you through whatever problems you’re facing, such as loneliness, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships and sexuality.
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.
Justice of the Peace (JP)
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.
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.
We take the safety of our students, both on- and off-campus, very seriously. We have clear policies that set out the standards expected of staff, students and campus visitors, as well as the complaint procedures and consequences for those found to be in breach of these standards. As well as our security services, advice and support is available to help students stay safe. Read more about student safety.
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.
If you’re looking for accommodation, spiritual guidance or childcare support, we’ve got plenty of options available to you.
We have a wide range of on- and off-campus accommodation options for you to choose from.
Campuses and locations
We have campuses and other facilities for you to access in Hamilton, Tauranga and Auckland.
Whatever your religious belief or background, or if you have none, our chaplaincy service is open to everyone.
We have a crèche on campus available for children aged three months to five years. 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, busing, carpooling or driving.
Nexus, the student magazine
The Waikato Students' Union (WSU) publishes Nexus, 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.
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.
Our tutors provide free help and advice with your assignments, referencing, note-taking, exam preparation and other learning support.
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.
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.
Phone: 0800 924 528
Phone: +64 7 838 4610