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The University of Otago recruits in a competitive international market.  It is recognised that the relocation and settlement support components for the entire family are crucial to a successful hire and their long term retention.  A migrant can take up to two years to fully settle. A positive experience is in the best interests of the hiring department.

Relocation and Settlement Support Service for the Appointee and their Family

  • HR can provide a briefing at the time of interview to candidates who  would require relocation and settlement support if appointed. (This  applies to both domestic and international candidates). Contact the HR Services Manager to discuss.
  • Human Resources has a dedicated relocation coordinator, who will take care of arrangements, partnering with reputable 3rd party specialists.
  • Partner career support and tailored 'in-house' settlement support for the whole family is provided by Human Resources in conjunction with yourselves.
  • Relocation Policy
  • Lump Sum Relocation Guidelines

The Settlement Curve

Most people who migrate nationally or internationally normally go through five subsequent stages, the settlement curve diagram shows how your emotions may change while settling in.


(Immigration New Zealand, 2017)

The Workplace Settlement Model

The Workplace Settlement model shows how settling in both at home and at work are part of a successful shift to a new city or country.


(Immigration New Zealand, 2017)

Key contacts

Melinda Black
Relocation Co-ordinator

64 3 479 5954

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