The University of Otago offers a high level of support to all students, so that you have every chance of success during your time at Otago.
The School of Physiotherapy support team can help and guide you. You are always welcome to contact any staff member who you feel comfortable to approach and discuss your concerns.
Meet your student support coordinator
Dr Cathy Chapple
She is your first point of contact if you are not sure who to ask or where to look for helpful advice.
Cathy can help with queries or concerns affecting your well-being and success, and can connect you with established student services, some of which we list below.
Career Development Centre
Disability Information and Support
Health Science Division (International students)
Help at campuses outside Dunedin
Information Technology Services
Physiotherapy Subject Librarian Thelma Fisher
Proctor and Campus Watch/Campus Cop
Student Accommodation Centre
Student Learning Development Centre
Student Health Services
Meet your support team
These team members can offer you confidential support, help to assess your needs and provide guidance on matters as varied as:
- Communication and decision-making skills
- Cultural adjustment and transition
- Illness and injury
- Motivation and direction
- Staff / student relationships
Katrina Pōtiki Bryant
Kaiarahi Māori, Māori Student Support
Pacific Student Support
International Student Support
Academic support or performance
Dr Ramakrishnan Mani
Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies
If you have any queries or issues relating to academic support and performance for undergraduate students please contact Dr Mani.
Dr Meredith Perry
Associate Dean Postgraduate Studies
If you have any queries or issues relating to academic support and performance for postgraduate students please contact Dr Perry.