How to stay well and connected

Covers top tips on how to get ready for studying from anywhere, setting up your workspace, staying connected and routines to help you study.

Getting started

AUT offers some of the most comprehensive student support services of any university. We take a proactive role in helping students succeed and are always here to help when things don't quite go to plan.

If you need support with finances, access to online learning or general support from the Student Hub, complete our support form below or email studenthub@aut.ac.nz and we’ll be here to help.

Complete the COVID-19 support form

Help available at AUT

Use MazeMap or the campus maps below to help you find your classes:

You can also get to know your campus by booking a tour through your student ambassador whom you would have met at Orientation.

Want to know how to manage your time more effectively? Here are some helpful sites to help you get on track:

Take a moment to step away from the everyday challenges of the world and stay connected with a dose of inspiration.

To help you stay connected, each day AUT’s Student Services team will provide you with something to enjoy, ponder, feel good, and keep motivated.

Follow AUT Student Services Facebook page

Download the AUT Student App

The R U OK advisor team have an online presence via the R U OK Facebook page. If you want someone to talk to and stay connected with other students, you can join the page and send a message to the team. They are also able to connect you with AUT student services and resources.

R U OK Facebook page

AUTSA is available to support and advocate for your needs. Check out their Facebook page or website to see how they can help and get in contact.

AUTSA Facebook page 

AUTSA website

Health and wellbeing

Student Medical Centre

You can arrange for a nurse or GP to call you back to discuss your medical needs. There are phone and video consultations in place.

We’re offering flu vaccinations and prioritising students who have compromised immunity.

Phone +64 9 921 9992 (City Campus) or +64 9 921 9998 (North Campus).

You can also contact Healthline on 0800 611 116 or your local non-AUT GP.

Counselling and mental health services

You can make an appointment with an AUT counsellor to talk about your support needs. Phone +64 9 921 9292 or email counselling@aut.ac.nz

The AUT Resilience App has a range of modules covering energy, mindfulness, emotional agility, playfulness, compassion and being connected.

You can download the app from:

AUT's app

Have you or someone you know been feeling:

  • Anxious
  • Rundown
  • Overwhelmed
  • Depressed

If you’re looking for someone to talk to, call or text 1737 for free any time of the day or night. Talk to a trained counsellor for free who is available 24/7.

Text or call 1737 to talk

The Puāwaitanga service is an alternative to the traditional face-to-face counselling service by offering a phone and web-based service to everyone.

You can visit the Puāwaitanga website below for more information.

Puāwaitanga website

Puāwaitanga

Employability

Learning how to stand out to employers when looking for a work placement, internship or graduate job is a skill in itself.

Visit the team at the Employability Lab in WA202 at the City Campus or at the Student Hubs on the North and South Campuses to:

  • Improve your CV, LinkedIn profile, job search and interview techniques
  • Increase your networking skills with speaker series, career fairs, workshops and presentations
  • Explore opportunities for internships domestically and globally
  • Learn of employers looking for students for co-operative education, work experience placements or voluntary work
  • Find your career focus or check that you're in the right programme

Employability and careers

Your first port of call for employability and career support is Elab Online.

Here you can:

  • Check out job advertisements relevant to your studies
  • Register for employability workshops and employer events
  • Book an appointment with career or employability specialists
  • Gain access to employers through Internz, our graduate recruitment service
  • Find out about workplace experience (co-operative education) and research project opportunities
  • Browse our career resources, including the CV drop box

Elab Online

Elab Online

The Employability and Careers team brings employers onto campus regularly, so you can find out about potential employment options and hear about the workplace and industry trends. They love coming to meet you – their potential employees.

Register now on Elab Online to make the most of the career fairs. Events continue throughout the semester, so keep an eye out.

Along with events, we run employability Match Ready workshops to help you prepare. Employability Matters is another big event coming up in May.

Register on Elab Online

Employability support for our students

The AUT Edge Award and the Beyond AUT Award challenge you to develop the skills employers want to see:

  • Collaboration
  • Co-operation
  • Community
  • Curiosity
  • Communication
  • Creativity

You definitely get the edge on others through the volunteering, leadership and employability activities involved.

The Edge Award is open to anyone enrolled at AUT, while Beyond AUT is for postgraduate students.

Both awards are formally acknowledged on your academic transcript.

AUT Edge Award: develop leadership and employability skills

Beyond AUT Award for postgraduate students

AUT rewards students with awards

Student FAQs

Contact us

Email our Student Hub team if you have any questions about your study at AUT.

Email studenthub@aut.ac.nz