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What are Student Support Advisors?

If you need support during your studies, our Student Support Advisors are here to help guide you in the right direction. As they work closely with all student services across both campuses, they can refer you to or connect you with the right people and services. They’ll help you navigate your way around your studies and ease you into student life on campus and can support you through anything you find difficult that’s impacting your study experience.

What can they help you with?

Our Student Support Advisors can help you with:

  • Identifying the issues that may be impacting your studies
  • Financial support for hardship and study needs
  • StudyLink and Fees Free application support
  • Accessing the food cupboards (includes toiletries and period supplies)
  • Referrals and/or connecting you to other student support services both on and off campus

Meet the team (click to expand)

Anushka Jephson - Student Support Advisor

Providing pastoral care to students has been something that I have been very passionate about throughout working in the tertiary education sector. Having been a student myself, I understand the pressure that students can often feel and can appreciate that everyone’s educational journey is going to be different. I am here to help and empower students in any way that I can.

Jessica Rudman - Student Support Advisor

Supporting students on their study journey at Unitec is such a rewarding role. I have studied at Unitec myself and can appreciate that a number of obstacles and challenges will arise along the way. As a student support Advisor, I am here to help you navigate through those tricky times and look for solutions that allow you to continue succeeding. I am motivated to explore necessary resource options inside, and outside of Unitec, that help to provide students with the right knowledge and ability to break down study barriers.

Sophie Humphries - Student Support Advisor

I am passionate about supporting students throughout their learning journey. After being a student myself, I acknowledge the obstacles and challenges that can get in the way (the daily/weekly grind of your timetable, due dates and budgets) but also to recognise the joy of achieving. As a Student Support Advisor, I am here to provide you with the help you need in order to harness your goals, as well as help you to find achievable solutions to get you through the hard times. I am here to ensure that nobody feels alone throughout their journey at Unitec.


Book an appointment

You'll need to book an appointment to see one of our Student Support Advisors. You can make an appointment online, give us a call, or email us.

PHONE   0800 10 75 10
EMAIL     studentsupport@unitec.ac.nz

ONLINE Book an appointment online

You can also visit a Student Central (Te Pae Kōrero), or see someone at the Ask Me Desks to help book an appointment.

Financial assistance form

For those students applying for financial assistance, you'll need to fill out the online Student Financial Assistance form.

Please note for your application to be considered you must make an appointment with a Student Support Advisor.

Student Financial Assistance Form

Scholarships and Mentoring

International student support advisors

International students are welcome to book appointments with our Student Support Advisors if they prefer they can also speak to an International Student Support Advisor. For more information on this team, visit their Student Advisor page.

Go to International Student Support Advisors page

Location and hours

Where Building 180 (Te Puna), Level 2, Mt Albert campus
Building 510 (Student Central), Waitākere campus
Hours Mt Albert campus
Monday to Friday
By appointment only

Waitākere campus
Monday and Wednesday
By appointment only

Monday to Friday
By appointment only

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