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.
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.
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.
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 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:
Need help or have a question?
Contact the peer support supervisors
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.
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.
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.