Who we are

We are a small dedicated team, with a strong focus on providing a quality robust service that works for the students who engage with us. Our aim is to provide all students at the University of Waikato chances to succeed academically regardless of whatever impairments they may be experiencing and to have the opportunity to have  positive and engaging student experience.

During 2022, until further notice, all face to face meetings are by appointment only. We have a range of engagement options to enable you to chat with us wherever and however that best works for everyone. Just let us know.

Meet the team

Hamilton Campus – Located on Level Two of the Student Centre

Terry Johnston - Accessibility Advisor

Terry brings many years of experience working with and supporting people, from the youth to the elderly. He has a holistic approach to wellness and is passionate about seeing people thrive and succeed.

Cori Poimatagi - Accessibility Advisor

Cori comes with years of experience supporting disadvantaged youth, adults and whanau move toward achieving their goals and improved mental well-being. He believes in creating an enabling environment for students to support with their learning and also empowering them to access supports on campus. Cori is also a registered Occupational Therapist.

Tauranga Campus – Located on Level One with the Student Advisors

Bryony Simmons - Accessibility Advisor

Bryony comes from a health and education background working alongside and supporting children through to our older generation.  She has developed a range of knowledge from her previous experience and through her own journey of living with impairments and disability.  Bryony can communicate in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and will continue to develop her knowledge of NZSL through education. She has a strong passion for advocacy and seeing those she works alongside to achieve their educational and personal goals.

Logan Robinson - Manager

Logan comes with a background in health service management, mental health services and vocational rehabilitation. He has held leadership roles with student groups throughout the course of his own study and continues to enjoy supporting students to achieve success in their study journey. Logan is also a registered social worker.