Orientation is a great way to kickstart your university journey. Whether you’re joining us straight from school, after a study break, or retraining in something new, our Orientation programme will help set you up for success at uni.
Check out our student ambassadors’ video guides to the first eight weeks of semester. Each guide will introduce services and events to help you get off to the best start. Check back each week for new video topics.
If you couldn’t make it to our online Semester 1 Orientation sessions (21 to 24 Feb) or you need to refer back to what was covered, check out our resources, tips and recordings of the live sessions:
Find out how to set up your workstation and access AUT’s computers remotely – from home.
An average student is expected to spend 150 hours per paper each semester:
For four papers, this comes to about:
Per week (in a 15-week semester), that’s about:
So, an average student might study for about 40 hours per week, which is like having a full-time job.
There are a few places to buy and borrow course-related textbooks:
As a new student, you'll probably want to get familiar with your campus as soon as you can.
The information below will help you start learning your way to and around our campuses, from the rooms you'll need to the shuttle buses.
AUT has three campuses around Auckland – in the city, on the North Shore, and in Manukau. Get campus maps, directions and parking information for each campus:
All rooms at AUT have a room code – usually made up of two letters and three numbers, like WG403.
Shuttle buses run between the City and South Campuses, and eligible students can get discounted travel on public transport using an AT HOP card.
AUT has shuttle buses which run between the City and South Campuses. Shuttle buses have free wifi, ramps for wheelchair users, and provide schedule updates to passengers.
An AT HOP tertiary concession gives eligible students discounted travel using an AT (Auckland Transport) HOP card on public transport around Auckland.
Our Student Hub can connect you with the Disability Support team if you have a disability or impairment. This information might help you get around AUT:
There's parking for mobility cardholders on each campus – make sure you always display your card. You can find car park locations on our campus maps – check the campus pages listed above.
If you require parking while you study, please meet with an advisor from Disability Support. Charges may apply.
You can access all lecture theatres, classrooms, buildings and most toilets at AUT by wheelchair.
Most of our buildings have a lift or ramp, with an accessible toilet close by. Many doors open automatically or have buttons to open them.
Some of our lifts have raised numerals or braille on buttons, and others also use voice announcements.
Guide dogs and support dogs are welcome on campus.
Peer mentors are senior students who provide one-on-one mentoring for a chosen subject area. It’s a great way to talk to someone who has done your paper before and get tips from another student on how to succeed.
You can book a peer mentor via the AUT App.
Did you know the library offers a lot more than just books to borrow? The AUT Library offers a range of services and resources to help you get the most out of studying here.
This includes access to:
AUT libraries are study environments for all students with varied study spaces, computers, printing and scanning facilities and library and IT help.
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Studiosity is a personal online help service that is available 24/7 free of charge via Canvas to provide guidance and feedback on a range of academic skills.
You should find that Studiosity has already been set up in your Canvas account, under the ‘Help’ menu.
On Studiosity, you can upload a draft of your work for feedback or chat with a real subject specialist.
LinkedIn Learning is a website that offers over 267,000 online video tutorials covering a range of subject areas.
As an AUT student, you can access LinkedIn Learning for free.
To access LinkedIn Learning, go to the website and click on ‘Sign in’ in the top right-hand corner. Use your AUT username and password to sign in.
Some assignments may need to be uploaded through the Turnitin system. Turnitin assignments generate an originality report, which checks plagiarised content against the Turnitin database for a submitted file.
The originality report will give an overall percentage of how plagiarised your submitted document is.
These bite-sized modules cover academic integrity and collaboration, intellectual property and copyright, referencing, plagiarism and academic misconduct at AUT.
Each module has a short video, a little bit of reading, and interactive quiz questions.
Learning how to stand out to employers when looking for a work placement, internship or graduate job is a skill.
The team can:
Make the most of Orientation and your time at AUT, by downloading the official AUT App. The app will contain everything you need, including your study ready check list, news and events, student job opportunities, campus maps and more.
Download the AUT App:
Canvas is AUT’s web-based learning environment where students can access course material, key readings, announcements from lecturers, and other resources to help manage their learning throughout their study.
Each of the papers you’re enrolled in will be available online through Canvas from 21 February 2022.
Your login name and password for Canvas will be the same as for logging into Student Hub Online and AUT computers. Note that when you move between Canvas and Office 365 (eg Teams) you may need to log in again using your network account.
Microsoft Teams is a product of the Office 365 suite and is available to all AUT students.
Microsoft Teams is a digital hub that brings your conversations, content, documents, and apps together in one place. You can connect with your classmates and share information.
Your login name and password for Microsoft Office 365 and Teams will be the same as for logging into Student Hub Online and AUT computers. Note that when you move between Canvas and Office 365 (eg Teams) you may need to log in again using your network account.
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others – either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats – and it lets you record those sessions to view later.
The R U OK advisor team have an online presence via the R U OK Facebook page. If you just want someone to talk to, you can join the page and send a message to the team. They are also able to connect you with student services and resources.
Join the Bright Side community.
At Bright Side, our community comes together for conversation, connection and reflection on the ups and downs of being human. We run a regular programme of talks, workshops, rituals, and social events. Our workshops cover topics like self-care, self-discovery and designing the impact you want to make in your life.
We want to help you maintain a good level of wellbeing while balancing your life and studies, which can sometimes be a challenge and lead to feelings of stress and anxiety.
So, we’ve put together some tips on Student Hub Online which covers how to take care of different aspects of your wellbeing.
Make sure you are prioritising your mental health, explore the wellbeing page
The AUT Gym is a great place to take a break from studies and work on your physical and mental wellbeing. We have state of the art indoor and outdoor training spaces at all three AUT campus locations. We offer a range of specialist services so whatever your goal, our motivating team will get you there.
If you are unable to attend our gyms, you can still follow the AUT Gym social channels to access a range of content from workouts to recipes.
There is a bank of group exercise classes that are currently on their Instagram and accessible to anyone. Below is the how-to guide to get to it.
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The AUTSA exists to advocate and represent the interests of all students attending AUT. The association is responsible for representation and advocacy for students, as well as publishing the University Magazine, Debate, and for running many of the social activities during Orientation and throughout the year.
Check out their website and social channels to see how they can help or to get in contact.
Follow AUTSA on:
Once you receive your network login, download the official AUT App to make the most of Orientation and your time at AUT. The app will contain everything you need, including your study ready check list, timetable and more.