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

The Are You OK? and peer advisor teams are successful second or third year students from various backgrounds and faculties at AUT. They can relate to your experiences as a student and can offer you help and advice.

Student ambassadors volunteer their time to welcome new AUT students and help them settle in during their first semester.

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 the Are You OK team – you'll see them on campus during lunchtime, wearing teal RUOK t-shirts.

The Are You OK programme seeks to have a positive impact on AUT students' wellbeing and connect them to student services and resources. The programme provides students with a non-judgmental, approachable, and friendly source of support so that students have a sense of connection and belonging to AUT and are aware of the range of support available to them.

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. They can also connect you with AUT student services and resources.

RUOK Facebook page

Peer advisors

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

Peer advisors can help you with the following:

  • Student ID cards
  • Enrolment issues
  • Wayfinding and other general issues students face every day.

It's an awesome way to ensure we have our students helping their peers.

Student ambassadors

Student ambassadors are senior 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.

You'll meet student ambassadors at Orientation. There’s nothing better than hearing from others who have been on the same journey – that’s why student ambassadors are a key part of 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.

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