Student services

There's a range of services that can support you at final assessment time, from Āwhina to Student Finance and Student Learning Te Taiako.

Āwhina

For Māori students, Āwhina is your on-campus whānau. Join us for study wānanga during the assessment and exam period, or book an appointment with one of our Māori engagement advisors to find out more.

Our whānau rooms provide you with a space—with free food—to relax with your peers:

  • VZ004—Humanities and Social Sciences
  • TTR106—Sciences
  • CO145A—Sciences and Engineering
  • EA421—Psychology
  • EA104—Health
  • VS128—Architecture and Design
  • RHMZ19—Business and Government
  • OGB234—Laws
  • KP14—Āwhina Hub

Disability Services

Inclusive learning tools can help you get through all the readings before your assessments by making online written and numerical information more accessible. Read&Write and EquatIO are available on all University student computers, and can read text to you, proofread, and convert text to MP3 for reviewing on the move.

Please contact Disability Services if you would like us to help you. For example, if you need accessible arrangements for timed assessments, or if the impact of your disability, or the design of the assessment, is preventing you from demonstrating your knowledge.

You can email us at disability@vuw.ac.nz or call 04 463 6070.

Manawa Ora—Student Wellbeing

Manawa Ora provide a range of programmes and support. You could look after your wellbeing during the final assessment period by:

There will be a Canine Friends therapy dog visit to The Bubble as part of Stress Free Study Week:

  • Monday 31 May, 12.30–1.30 pm
  • Tuesday 1 June, 11.30 am–12.30 pm
  • Friday 4 June, 11.30 am–1.30 pm

MindWell Meditation

MindWell meditation is a student-facilitated club. Join us at 9.20 am weekdays in The Bubble on level 2 of the Student Union building.

Massage with Mikako

Qualified massage therapist Mikako will be offering Chair Massages in room SU206 on level 2 of the Student Union building, Kelburn Campus. The cost is $16 for one 20-minute session, and payment is required at the time of registration. Register for a chair massage with Mikako.

Mauri Ora (Student Health and Counselling)

Student Counselling can support you with any issues that are affecting you at final assessment time. We are able to offer same day appointments between 10 am and 4 pm Monday to Friday. These appointments are offered on a first in, first served basis.

If you are unwell or injured during the assessment/exam period, you can see a doctor or nurse, or connect with the Health Coach. We can help with supporting documentation for your aegrotat application.

Call us for advice or to book an appointment on (04) 463 5308 (students in New Zealand only).

Mauri Ora will be open on these Saturdays during the final assessment period:

  • Saturday 5 June, 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Saturday 12 June, 8.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Saturday 19 June, 8.30 am to lunchtime (exact time to be confirmed).

Pasifika Student Success

We are the dedicated support team for Pasifika students, and can provide academic and holistic support during the final exam/assessment period.

Contact one of the Pasifika engagement advisers responsible for your faculty to find out the details, or visit one of the Pasifika spaces:

  • TTR106—Sciences (with Āwhina)
  • CO145A—Sciences and Engineering (with Āwhina)
  • EA421—Psychology
  • EA104—Health (with Āwhina)
  • VS128—Architecture and Design (with Āwhina)
  • RHMZ18—Business and Government
  • OGB234—Laws
  • Haos—Pasifika Hub (15 Mount Street)

Student Finance

The lead up to the final exam/assessment period can be stressful, especially if you are experiencing financial difficulties. Here are some ways we may be able to help:

Make an appointment by calling us on 0800 04 04 04 or email student-hardship@vuw.ac.nz. Include your student ID in your email, as well as your preferred day, time, and campus.

Student Learning Te Taiako

Improve your understanding by learning how to revise effectively with help from the Student Learning team. We offer a range of resources to help you prepare for upcoming assessments:

Contact us by email at student-learning@vuw.ac.nz or call (04) 463 5999.

Wellington University International

International students can get support from the Wellington University International team. Please contact international-support@vuw.ac.nz and an international student advisor will contact you.