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Staff

University College has a large number of staff who are here for your wellbeing during your stay. All staff work towards making Unicol a pleasant, safe, and enjoyable environment.

Andy Walne, Master

As the College Master Andy has overall responsibility for the running of the College and is the liaison between the College and the University. His working hours are normally during the day-time but he is usually around the College in the evenings and on weekends. Andy lives on-site at the College with family.

Email andy.walne@otago.ac.nz

Chris Jacobs, Assistant Master

Chris assists the Master with management, student activities and pastoral care. He has a range of responsibilities with a strong focus on student and campus life.  Chris works afternoons and evenings. Chris lives on site with his family.

Email chris.jacobs@otago.ac.nz

Christine Eason, Senior Tutor

The Senior Tutor is an integral part of the management and pastoral care team. She has a wide range of duties and delegated responsibilities concentrating on academic support and personal health and well-being. Christine's working hours are generally in the afternoons and evenings. She lives on-site above North House.

Email christine.eason@otago.ac.nz

John Seaton, Operations Manager

The Operations Manager supports the Master of the College with operational oversight of the business management side of University College. 

Email: john.seaton@otago.ac.nz

Richard Latu, Resident Tutor

Richard has a wide range of duties with regard to academic support and personal health and well being. Richard lives onsite on the ground floor of the North Tower.

Email richard.latu@otago.ac.nz

Sean Braid, Resident Tutor

Sean works with the team in support of student academic achievement and personal health and well being. He lives onsite with his wife.

Email sean.braid@otago.ac.nz

Lori Moodie, Administrator

Lori works in the main administration office. She is responsible for a diverse range of administration tasks which keep the College running smoothly and is also available for student questions and assistance. For account enquiries, please contact Lori in the first instance.

Email: lori.moodie@otago.ac.nz

Tania Ryan, Domestic Supervisor

Tania and her team of domestic staff keep the College looking its best through the cleaning services they provide.

Email: tania.ryan@otago.ac.nz

Ben Bennie and Reuben Brown, Property Manager and Assistant Property Manager

Ben and Reuben are responsible for all of the maintenance, repairs and contract management for the College.

Colin Lang and Grant Hutton, Executive Chef and Sous Chef

Colin, Grant and the kitchen team look after all matters related to the Refectory and keep everyone at UniCol well-fed.

Residential Assistants

As well as being students themselves, the Residential Assistants each have a group of residents to look after and help the College staff with the management of the College day to day operations.

"So far this has been the best year of my life. Thanks UniCol."

"My RA was amazing and made life here amazing. I was lucky to have had her as part of my UniCol family."