Connect with people

Make new connections–join a club or society, attend workshops or get involved in leadership, mentoring and volunteering opportunities.

Get involved

University isn’t just essays and assessments. Get involved and explore new extracurricular activities—a great way to boost your CV, broaden your mind, make new friends and have fun.

Ten ways you can connect at the University

1. Join a club or society

Like French, politics or capoeira? Join a club or society, or even become club executive. With 130 clubs on campus, including social, sports, cultural, religious, martial arts, performance, film and media, and student representative groups, each offering their own blend of university club culture.

2. Get active

Meet fellow yogi’s, running buddies or join a social sports team at University Recreation Wellington.

3. Make a study buddy

Connect with a classmate for coffee, or check out the Peer Assisted Study Support (PASS) groups and the group study skills workshops available at Student Learning.

4. Exercise and grow your leadership skills

Connect with the University as well as the wider Wellington community by joining the Wellington Plus Programme and add to your resume and employability skills at the same time.

5. Become a mentor or volunteer

These roles are highly sought after at the University, from helping as a note-taker with Disability Services to becoming a Campus Coach, mentor or PASS leader for first year students.

6. Find a spiritual connection

Meet others who share the same spiritual connection. Find out about university chaplaincies and prayer rooms on campus.

7. Join a students’ association

Join one or more of our students’ associations.

8. Sign up for the language buddy programme

If you are studying a second language, the Language buddy programme can connect you with a native speaker who might just become a lifelong friend.

9. New to the University

In your first-year—get involved in hall activities and events or join Wellington Hall.

10. Make the most of your time on campus

Access spaces on campus where you can hang out, study and meet others—like Pasifika Haos, the Hunter Lounge, Te Pūtahi Atawhai and the Hub.

Speak to someone

Mauri Ora—Health and Counselling

Monday to Friday, 8.30 am–5.00 pm
Level 1, Student Union Building, Kelburn campus