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Disability support

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The Department's disability support person is Ms Sue Deans, Technical Manager. You can contact Sue at:


Disability Information and Support provides information, advice and assistance in disability-related study support for all students.

Disability Information and Support

Kaiāwhina Māori

The Kaiāwhina Māori in the Department of Physiology are Toni-Ann Alsop, Mike Gill and Aisya Ahmed Zamri. Toni-Ann and Aisya are Teaching Fellows and Mike is a Professional Practice Fellow in the Department.

Their role is to help Māori students in Physiology access academic and pastoral support, and to provide assistance with advocacy and scholarships.

Physiology 2020 Kaiawhina MaoriToni-Ann Alsop

Room G26
Scott Building
Tel +64 3 479 5773

Mike Gill

Room G08d
Lindo Ferguson Building
Tel +64 3 479 5988

Aisya Ahmed Zamri image (2023)Aisya Ahmed Zamri

Room G01
Scott Building
Tel +64 3 479 5773

The University's Māori Centre encourages Iwi Māori to participate and succeed in tertiary education. The Centre offers support for academic, cultural and social needs from a kaupapa Māori base.

Pacific Islands support | Taunaki ākonga Pasifika

The Department's Pacific Island Support people are Liz Erickson and Abigail Walker, who are both Teaching Fellows in the Department.

Liz Erickson imageLiz Erickson

Room G01, Scott Building
Tel +64 3 479 7337

WalkerAbigail Walker

Room G01, Scott Building
Tel +64 3 479 7337

The University's Pacific Islands Centre helps students of Pacific descent to make the most of their time at the University of Otago.

Career Development Centre | Pokapū Whakawhanake Mahi Pūmau

The Career Development Centre can help you to explore career ideas and give related course advice. They also provide information about specific jobs, employers and further study.

Scholarships | Ngā karahipi

There are in excess of $15 million worth of scholarships available for students wanting to study at the University of Otago – and for Otago students wishing to study at other institutions around the world.

Further information about scholarships

Student exchange | Kurutete Tauira

You can study overseas and count the credit towards your Otago degree through the Global Student Exchange Programme.

Otago Global Student Exchange Programme

Student Learning Development | Hāpai Tauira

The Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) Student Learning Development provides free and confidential academic development to students studying at the University of Otago. Student Learning Advisors are ready to help – whether its to get a pass mark or gain a top result, all students can benefit from this service.

Thesis Information Guide | Pae Arataki Tuhinga Whakapae

The Thesis Information Guide gives useful advice and support for your research thesis journey.

International Office | Te Whirika

The International Office assists international students with any issues or questions that may arise during their time at Otago.

Te Whare Tāwharau

Te Whare Tāwharau blends academic research and expertise with best practice and offers support and prevention services for those impacted by sexual violence.

Other services and support

A list of services and support for University staff and students can be found at the link below:

Services and support

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