We have a number of services
that provide practical, social and cultural support to student groups.
International Student Support
UCOL staff are experienced
in looking after the needs of international students and follow the New Zealand
Government Code of Practice for the pastoral care of international students. Our international student support team provide international students with
information and advice about living in New Zealand and studying at UCOL.
24/7 telephone numbers:
Palmerston North: +64 21 324 826
Whanganui: +64 21 241 0052
Transition Coordinators and Youth Guarantee Advisors
Some programmes have
Transition Coordinators who provide pastoral care and literacy and numeracy support, as well as helping to
develop career pathways. Ask your
lecturer if your programme has one and who to contact.
Youth Guarantee Advisors provide specialist pastoral care
to our younger students enrolled in Youth Guarantee programmes. These advisors will “walk” alongside Youth Guarantee
students to guide them while they are at UCOL.
Māori & Pasifika Student Support
academic, cultural and social support for Māori and Pasifika students in
support of cultural identity, to improve academic success.
To promote kāupapa Māori as a foundation for
success, each UCOL campus has a whānau room or marae available for all students
who will support the whanau room kāupapa Māori of manaaki.
Palmerston North - Te Hiringa I Te Mahara, Room
Whanganui - Te Huihuinga, Room E.1.52
Wairarapa - Whakaoriori Marae
Auckland – not available