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:
Manawatū: +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

UCOL provides 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.


Manawatū - Te Hiringa I Te Mahara, Room 3.0.04

Whanganui - Te Huihuinga, Room E.1.52

Wairarapa - Whakaoriori Marae