Life on Campus
From our biggest campus in Mt Albert to the brand new Northern campus in Albany – Unitec’s four campuses are all quite different. All our campuses are constantly buzzing with students of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds – catching up with friends, hitting the books at the library, getting a caffeine fix at a nearby café or rushing off to their next lecture.
There’s always something going on too. The year starts with Sounds In The Sun, which is the biggest student orientation event in the country and ends with the massive End of Year Party. In between there are lots of other concerts, film nights, gaming events, sporting events, free BBQs, parties, comedy nights and even a Kids’ Days Out.
Mt Albert campus
The Mt Albert campus is surrounded by 55 hectares of tranquil green lawns, trees and gardens, much enjoyed by birds as well as students.
Exhibitions of jewellery, paintings, photographs, 3D models and multi-media shows by design and architecture students are at the campus' three galleries. Performing arts students have regular screenings of their short films and performances of their plays and contemporary dance pieces at the Unitec Theatre and dance studios. Participants in our Student Exchange Programme share their overseas experiences.
You can get a good cup of coffee and a meal at the many cafes on campus, or relax and unwind at Carrington's bar and cafe.
Not too far away, the Waitakere campus in Henderson is at the heart of a strong, supportive West Auckland community. It's just a quick walk to the many shops and cafes of central Henderson, and you can even go shopping between lectures or watch the latest blockbuster at the nearby WestCity shopping mall.
The campus has recently been extended to include a new learning centre and library. The new facilities combine technology, art, and sustainable architecture and design to create a state-of-the-art learning environment for Unitec students, as well as providing library resources and public spaces.
You can spend time with your children in the whanau room, and the student lunch area offers plenty of space to eat and socialise. The landscaped public plaza just outside the campus is a great place to relax in the sun between classes and watch the passersby.
If you live in Albany or the wider North Shore area, Unitec's new Northern campus in Albany is an ideal place to study, giving you local access to industry-relevant education and training.
Last edited: 12 February 2013