Student support

There is a wide range of support services available to you while you're a student at Victoria University of Wellington.

Victoria University of Wellington 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 Social and Cultural 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.

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 with us. A range of support services is available to students with disabilities.

Support for international students

A variety of student support services is specifically targeted to ensuring the success and wellbeing of international students.

Equity committee

The School Equity Committee is responsible for initiating, developing and managing the school’s equity policies and strategies and communicating its work with all other members of the school. Its key goals are to ensure the identification and removal of any barriers to equity with particular regard to Māori and Pasifika students and students with disabilities. The committee meets regularly to discuss all matters pertaining to equity policies and strategies and to review their impact and/or outcomes. The Committee was established in 2012 and includes representatives from Sociology, Criminology and Administration.

The following staff are representatives to this Committee:

Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Sociology
School of Social and Cultural Studies