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Student well-being

The Faculty of Law recognises the importance of well-being to successful and rewarding studies. We offer a high level of support to students, so that you have every chance of success during your time at Otago.

Support provided by our staff

Our Dean, Faculty and staff care about student well-being, and we are available to discuss conditions or circumstances that you may be facing.

Academic integrity Ben France-Hudson
Course advising Barry Allan
First year co-ordinator Stephen Smith
Honours co-ordinator Rex Ahdar
Queer support Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Queer support Selene Mize
Second year co-ordinator Simon Connell
Special consideration / impairments; queer support Danica McGovern
Staff liaison with Te Roopu Whai Pūtake and Māori Centre Jacinta Ruru
Staff liaison with PILSA and Pacific Islands Centre Lili Song
Teaching and learning convenor Struan Scott
Well-being co-ordinator Anna High

Well-being co-ordinator

For any comments, suggestions or queries in relation to well-being within the Faculty of Law, please contact Anna High:

Email anna.high@otago.ac.nz

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Law-specific wellness resources

Focus, resilience, balance and overall wellness are essential to a successful and fulfilling experience as a law student. It is important that you feel supported in pursuing well-being, both as a student and in preparation for practice – research suggests that many lawyers struggle in this area.

A resource page put together by the Law library

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University well-being services

The University of Otago provides a range of well-being services specifically for students:

A range of University services for students and staff

The full list of services

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Need to talk? Dunedin/national helplines

Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.