Student support

Explore the extensive range of support services available to students at Victoria University of Wellington.

The University offers a wide ranges of student services and support for students, so if you ever run into a problem, there’ll be someone who can help.

The Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences website includes a list of resources and links specifically relevant to postgraduate students.

Support for Māori and Pasifika students

The School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies is committed to fulfilling our obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi. There is a range of services in place to support Māori and Pasifika students.

The Māori and Pasifika liaison staff in the School are responsible for ensuring the best interests of the students are looked after.

Our liaison staff are approachable, friendly and committed to the success of students.

Senior Lecturer · Applied Linguistics
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Study Wānanga

The Study Wānanga runs over a week in Trimester 1 and 2, to help students prepare for end of trimester examinations. Māori and Pasifika students are invited to attend specific sessions relevant to certain courses.

Contact Āwhina or the Pasifika Student Success team for more details.

Support for students with disabilities

Our School is committed to ensuring all students have equal opportunities to resources and a successful academic journey while studying at the University. A range of support services is available to students with disabilities.

The Disability Liaison Advocate (DLA) is a member of staff who creates and supports an inclusive environment for students with impairments by providing a link between their programme and Disability Services, thereby ensuring students receive quality and appropriate support and advice.

Our liaison staff are approachable, friendly and committed to the success of students.

Associate Professor · Programme Director, NZSL Studies
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies · Deaf Studies Research Unit