Personal support

If you need a doctor, counsellor or spiritual guidance - we have support services available to help you balance study and living. There are also links to recreation opportunities and advocacy and advice for all students.

Keeping well at Law School

Adult student support

Support services are available for mature students entering the academic environment for the first time, or returning to the academic environment after a long absence.

Visit Adult student support


Not your average law student...

There is also a student-led network called “Not your average law student” which has been set up for students with different life experiences. For example, those who may have been working in another career, studying another discipline, bringing up a family or simply getting on with life.

Further information can be found via their Facebook Group which can be found here:



The University provides students with a primary health care service and can offer free short-term counselling support (up to 6 consultations per year) for students who are experiencing issues that are impacting upon their study (e.g. life challenges, relationships, family, sexuality, depression, anxiety, stress, alcohol/drug issues).

30-minute appointments can also be made to help students apply for compassionate consideration for tests, exams or discuss late deletions and withdrawals. Appointments can be made by calling +64 9 923 7681. For a New Zealand-based mental health crisis line that provides 24/7 help, call 0800 800 717.

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Equity in our faculty

The Faculty of Law is committed to promoting, developing and monitoring equity policies and best practices for all our students and staff. We aim to encourage and provide equal opportunities in both education and employment.

Click here for more information.


International student support

The University has a team of international student advisers who can help you with just about anything. This service is free and confidential.

Find more information on International student support


Māori student support

The School of Law has specialist facilities and a Pouawhina Māori available to Māori students to provide guidance on study options or assist with problems.

The University of Auckland provides a range of support services for Māori students, from designated study spaces to mentoring programmes and counsellors that deal exclusively with Māori students.

See Māori student support


Medical services

Going to the doctor can often be a complicated and expensive process. To help you stay fit and healthy, the University offers this essential health service at discounted student rates on-campus.

Find more information on Health services


Pasifika student support

The Faculty of Law is dedicated to advancing academic excellence and is committed to supporting its Pasifika students in achieving this. The Pasifika Academic Coordinator is there to support students and can answer any questions about entry into the LLB programme, supplementary academic support initiatives for Pasifika students, and the Pacific Islands Law Students' Association (PILSA).

Visit Pasifika student support

Find out about central university student services specifically for Pacific students, including the Fale Pasifika, on Pacific student support.


Students who are parents

The University has five childhood centres for the children of students and staff, as well as child-friendly study and library spaces.

See Students who are parents


Students with disabilities

The University is committed to providing equal opportunities for all students and staff, and therefore provides services for students with disabilities to enable them to participate fully in University life.

Visit Disability services


Personal safety and emergency contacts

If you find yourself in an emergency here is some information that might help you solve the situation as quickly as possible.

Find more information on Personal safety and emergency contacts.


Spiritual support

The University of Auckland is an open, tolerant and multicultural community. It does not permit harassment or discrimination on the grounds of religious belief any more than on the grounds of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or culture. Students and staff include people of many different ethnic backgrounds and cultures, of many different religions, and of no religion.

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Sport, Health and Wellness

Campus Recreation
The Recreation Centre, situated at 17 Symonds Street, has four floors dedicated to health, fitness and being active.

AUSA Clubs and Sports
The University has a number of clubs that can be found here. Many of the sport clubs compete in local and national leagues outside of the University. These clubs also provide the main bulk of representatives for the Inter-University competitions that are held annually.


Auckland Law School Running Club

The Faculty of Law also has a student-led running group that is in place for both students and staff. The group meet weekly for casual runs around Auckland City leaving from the Law School.  Depending on fitness levels there will be one or two possible routes to choose from.  

For more information join the Facebook group

Dispute resolution

In spite of the best efforts by both staff and students, disputes, disagreements and conflicts do arise in a university context. They may be between individual students or between students and staff. The University of Auckland encourages individuals to work together to resolve any disputes. But if face-to-face discussion or negotiation does not work, then individuals are encouraged to try other informal means of resolution, such as making an informal approach to the HOD or to someone who can act as a third party.

Dispute resolution services



The UniGuide programme is an initiative that offers mentoring of new students by existing students at The University of Auckland.

Find more information on UniGuides


AUSA Welfare and advice

The Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) organisation, offers students help with a wide range of issues.

AUSA offers all students access to a free and confidential advocacy service, which is completely independent from the University.

AUSA also provides welfare support in areas such as food and emergency needs, hardship grants, textbook grants, budgeting as well as support for students experiencing family violence.

For further information visit AUSA


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