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Peer support: get help, advice and support from other students

There’s nothing better than hearing from other students who have been on the same journey – that’s why at AUT you can get support and advice from our many student ambassadors, navigators, peer advisors and Are You OK? advisors who are all senior AUT students.

They're from various backgrounds and studying different AUT programmes, but they can all relate to your experiences as a student and offer you help and advice.

Welcoming new students at Orientation and in the first semester

Student ambassadors

You'll meet our student ambassadors at Orientation, giving new students a chance to talk to senior students and ask them anything, from study tips and great places​ to eat, to where to go if they need support.

Student ambassadors are current AUT students who volunteer their time to welcome new AUT students and help them settle in during their first semester. They also volunteer at events throughout the year.

Find out more

Student ambassadors and how to become one

Ongoing support during your studies

Are You OK? advisors

Are You OK team members are current AUT students who walk around campus talking to their fellow students and checking how things are going with life in general. Feel free to go up and have a chat with them – you'll see them on campus during lunchtime, wearing teal RUOK t-shirts.

They can connect you with AUT student services and resources, and offer a non-judgmental, approachable and friendly source of support to give you a sense of connection and belonging to AUT.

Follow us on social media

If you want someone to talk to and to stay connected with other students, join the RUOK Facebook page and send a message to the team.

Peer advisors

Peer advisors are current students who work with the advisors at the Student Hub to provide solutions when you're looking for help. They're the student ambassadors who you would have met during Orientation.

Peer advisors can help you with:

  • Student ID cards
  • Enrolment issues
  • Wayfinding and other general issues students face every day
Get support and advice from other AUT students - our student ambassadors, navigators, peer advisors and RUOK advisors are all current students
Talk to our Are You OK advisors if you see them around campus and let them know how you're going

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Need help or have a question?

Contact the peer support supervisors

Oceanian Leadership Network

Our Oceanian Leadership Network is an inclusive interconnected group of students from different faculties, schools and campuses across AUT who are passionate about educational achievement and focuses on students developing their own successes through leadership and service to others.

Contact us

MENA student mentoring programme

This mentoring programme for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) students in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies aims to support student success through peer-to-peer mentoring, library services, Studiosity, tutoring support and the Employability Lab. Get in touch if you're interested in joining or would like more information.

Contact us

Nabil Sabra
Email nabil.sabra@aut.ac.nz

TalkCampus app: peer support 24/7

Download the app and join a global peer support network available 24/7. TalkCampus is a safe space where you can connect with students all over the world, in over 26 different languages, for mental health support and connection.

TalkCampus website

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