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About student services

We help you make the most of your time at Otago

The Student Services Division supports you on your adventure by working in partnership with the University community to provide high quality, innovative, and accessible services. Access a wide range of services, from career advice, support for Māori and Pacific Islands students, disability-related study support, to recreation, and student health as well as information about Student ID Cards, Justices of the Peace and Chaplains.

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Student Services brochure (PDF 679KB)

What Student Services does for you

It’s our job to foster a caring, positive, unique student experience, and campus environment for everyone at the University of Otago to enjoy. Our staff strive to provide quality co-ordinated services that are student-focussed and are integrated with those of the wider University community.

We enable you to have an amazing student experience by:

  • Supporting a safe and stimulating learning environment
  • Developing in partnership with academic staff, an environment that improves student retention and achievement
  • Recognising and celebrating the diversity of the University community
  • Improving recruitment, retention, achievement and future employment of Māori students through the provision of responsive services
  • Improving recruitment, retention, achievement and future employment of Pacific Islands students through the provision of responsive services
  • Supporting a healthy campus environment

Read our vision and mission statements to learn more about the work of the Student Services Division.

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