We are enthusiastic about helping you get the advice and services you need to make sure your time at university is successful and enjoyable.
Check out the support services we offer at Waikato:
Our student learning team can help you with assignment writing, time management, note-taking skills, and test and exam preparation. Join a workshop or have a face-to-face consultation or visit waikato.ac.nz/students/student-learning for more information.
Te Toka whānau leaders are experienced students or kaiāwhina, who provide a ‘by Māori, for Māori’ service offering holistic, proactive and inclusive support at the Tauranga campus. Whānau leaders have a wealth of academic and institutional knowledge and tips to help you navigate your tertiary journey.
When you’re on the Hamilton campus, be sure to check out The Conch, our Pacific space to relax, chill out with friends, or work on your latest project. We have dedicated Pacific support staff focused on Pacific success, mentoring and academic support.
Once you’re a student your WaikatoUni app has all the support you need during your studies by providing easy access to your University information (upcoming lecture times, papers and grades information, student ID card) and systems (Moodle and MyWaikato), along with maps to help you navigate both campuses
The International Student Services team is available to assist you during your time at the University of Waikato. Staff oversee:
- Orientation for new students
- Immigration and student visa requirements
- Medical and travel insurance
- International student bursaries
- Study abroad and exchange support
- International student events
- General support and pastoral care
When you’re fully enrolled, you will be provided with an account to access free WiFi and be able to log in to any computer on campus.
You will find a crèche and Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Kuaka at the Hamilton campus. In Tauranga, there is a range of public, private and Kōhunga Reo Childcare providers to choose from, many close to the CBD campus.
The Waikato Students’ Union is the home of student-led support, engagement and advocacy.
Working closely with the University, the union creates student experiences and activities like Orientation and Clubs Day, helps student clubs to grow and thrive, and ensures your voices are heard on the issues that are important to you.
Visit wsu.org.nz for more information.
Whether you’re looking to continue your faith, explore your spirituality or join a new group, our chaplaincy service is here to help.
Recognising the duty of higher education in promoting equality or opportunity and furthering social inclusion, the University provides support services for people who identify as takatāpui and LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or other gender and sexuality minority groups). The Rainbow Staff/Student Alliance is a group for staff and students and provides a forum for networking, discussion and progression of takatāpui and LGBTQI+ issues
The Pā will strengthen the overall capability of the campus for University and community events and activities.
The Pā will become the new main entrance to the Hamilton campus from Hillcrest Road, creating a true sense of arrival at the University. It will include a student hub and new University marae. The complex will strengthen the overall capability of the campus to provide for University and community events and will transform the on-campus experience for students.