Our support team is here to help you during your time with us.
Student Advisers in the Student Support Team work closely with University of Otago Pathway (Te Huarahi) and University of Otago English Language Centre (Te Puna o te Kī) students in looking after their health and wellbeing, addressing a complaint or dealing with any problems they encounter. All information shared with their Student Adviser will remain confidential.
Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021
This Code sets out the minimum standards of advice and care expected of New Zealand education providers to ensure the wellbeing of their domestic and international students.
The University of Otago is a signatory to the Code and we are committed to ensuring all students are well informed, protected and cared for during their time with us.
The Student Support Leader offers academic support to help students achieve their academic goals and can also assist students by providing course advice. Course advice is available by appointment with the Student Support Leader.
International students under 18 years old
If you are an international student under 18 years of age when you enter the University of Otago, it’s important you read the following information, so you are aware of the obligations that apply to you.
It’s important that your parents or legal guardian also read this information.
Other support services
- Student and academic services
- International student visa services
- International student insurance services
- Pacific Islands Centre
- Va'a o Tautai – Centre for Pacific Health (POPO health science scholarship students)
- Māori Centre (Te Huka Mātauraka)
- Māori Health Workforce Development Unit (Tū Kahika health science scholarship students)
- Student handbook (PDF)
After hours help and support
For after-hours assistance or if you need emergency help, our Campus Watch Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Text Campus Watch +64 21 279 5000
Tel +64 3 479 5000 or +64 3 479 5001
Freephone 0800 479 5000 (within New Zealand)
Emergency ‘blue light’ phones around the University campus will also connect you directly to Campus Watch at the push of a button.
We are committed to providing a learning environment that is safe, fair and free from harassment and discrimination for all students.
We encourage students to inform us when issues arise. Contact a Student Adviser for more information, support and guidance with policies, and the complaints process (PDF).