Creative Arts and Industries

Student support services

Committing to university study can mean big lifestyle changes. To help you, the University offers a range of excellent student services and personalised support, including access to course planning advice, academic skills programmes and specialist career guidance.


Students sitting at a dining table in an accommodation building.

The University's accommodation service can help you find somewhere to live that meets your needs or suits your lifestyle. You’ll find a range of University accommodation to choose from, whether you want fully catered Halls of Residence or a self-catered flat (apartment). The Accommodation Services office can also help in your search for private accommodation like a flat or homestay.
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Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA)

All students enrolled at the University of Auckland are eligible to join the Auckland University Students’ Association. Membership gives students access to social events, clubs and recreation facilities, as well as personal assistance with academic issues and representation on the University Council.
Visit AUSA


Career planning

Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) can help you to enhance your marketability with prospective employers, develop career management capabilities and realise your potential in the world of work, life and learning. The service provides workshops, employer networking and recruitment events, individual guidance, a drop-in service, tools and resources. Visit Career Development and Employability Services




A child painting while an adult watches.

For students with young children, there are six early childhood centres at the University, offering places to children aged from three months to five years. Parentspace provides facilities for caregivers and children, and there’s a child-friendly study space in the General Library.
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Disability services

What's it's like to study at the University of Auckland as student with a disability? Conjoint Arts and Law student Kieran Berry, who has a vision impairment, shows you the wide range of support and services in place at the University.
Read the video script here
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English language support

If English is not your first language, or you need to improve your English skills, the University offers a variety of services to help you gain confidence in your speaking, reading and writing.

Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) is a free service that helps to identify your level of English and guide you to the most appropriate English language support.


Enrolment in courses

You enrol in courses for your next year of study via the University's online enrolment system:
Student Services Online

If you can't find the information you need, contact:
Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre
Level 2, Building 421
(Architecture and Planning Building)
26 Symonds St


Health and counselling

General practice medical clinics are available at the City, Grafton, Tāmaki and Epsom Campuses. Counselling services are offered at City and Grafton. Grafton and Tāmaki have optometry clinics. The City Campus also has psychiatry, dermatology and physiotherapy services.
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Information Commons

  • This is the place to go to develop your IT, information literacy, English language and learning skills.
  • You’ll have access to multi-purpose computers, printers, scanners, photocopiers and wireless networking technology.
  • You can retrieve information from the library databases, e-journals and e-books; access course work through CECIL (the University’s e-learning system); send email and surf the web; use MS Office and other specialist programmes - all from the same computer.

Learn more about the Information Commons.


Creative Arts and Industries Research Ethics Advisers

Research involving human participants (including teaching sessions, documentary practices, anonymous questionnaires and research carried out as part of coursework) must receive approval from The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee (UAHPEC). Before you submit your application for approval online, however, it is recommended you seek advice from one of the faculty’s ethics advisers:

Dr Marjorie van Roon 
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 88594

UAHPEC approval process

  1. All applications from students (including doctoral, masters and honours) are to be submitted by the appropriate supervisor as the principal investigator.
  2. Incomplete, poorly constructed applications will be returned. The UAHPEC will not review the application until an adequate, revised application is submitted.

Before you complete your online application, please visit the UAHPEC web page on the main University site, where you will find Council-approved guidelines and an applicants' manual. When you are ready, you can also create and submit your online application on this page.

The University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee (UAHPEC)


Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre

Image of the NICAI student centre.

The Student Centre can help with advice on all our programmes, online enrolment, student support services and other general enquiries. It's also a great place to get together for coffee and a chat with other creative students.

Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre
Level 2, Building 421
(Architecture and Planning Building)
26 Symonds St

Find out more about the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre


Postgraduate Students’ Association (PGSA)

The Postgraduate Student’s Association (PGSA) was set up by postgraduate students to enhance the postgraduate study experience. As well as support, guidance and advocacy services, the PGSA promotes social and professional networking opportunities for postgraduate students.
Visit the PGSA


Student Advice Hub

The AUSA Student Advice Hub offers free support, advice and information to all students. We provide a support network and service to students to help improve the quality of student life at the University of Auckland through advocacy, welfare, advice and representation.

Contact the Hub to make an appointment, or for more information about any of our services.

For more information, visit AUSA Advocacy Service.



Image of Strata cafe.

Located on Level 4 of the Kate Edger Building, Strata is a dedicated space for postgraduate students and University staff. It has a spacious café with a balcony, a quiet study area, meeting and conference room. The Postgraduate Students Association hosts a number of social events at Strata during the year.
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The Centre for Academic Development – Tā Te Ākonga (Student Learning)

  • The Centre for Academic Development –Tā te Ākonga (Student Learning) runs regular workshops to help you develop effective learning strategies, from time management and study organisation to exam preparation techniques.
  • Te Puni Wananga and the Fale Pasifika offer individual help and training for Māori and Pacific students.

Visit CAD –Tā te Ākonga (Student Learning)


The School of Graduate Studies

The Graduate Studies wing of the Clocktower building.


You'll find the School of Graduate Studies in the Graduate Centre in the East Wing of The ClockTower (22 Princes Street).

We provide information and administrative services to all future and current postgraduate students. Our Postgraduate Advisers can help with masters, doctoral, examination and thesis submission enquiries. You can also access information on guidelines, scholarships and funding.
More information



University Library l Te Tumu Herenga

  • The University of Auckland Library is the largest university library in New Zealand; ranked with the top five university libraries in Australia.
  • The library contains outstanding specialist reference material for architecture and planning, fine arts, music and dance.
  • Print, multimedia and micro-text collections total over two million items, including unique manuscript and archive collections.
  • You’ll have access to a vast range of databases, electronic journals, electronic books and electronic course readings.
  • Computers and study spaces are available.
  • You can take courses and tours to help you become a confident user of all library resources.

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Visit the Architecture and Planning Library
Visit the Fine Arts Library
Visit the Music and Dance Library