Concerned about how COVID-19 may affect you and your studies? Find out what support is available to help you through this challenging time, and where to find government and community advice on the COVID-19 situation.
We understand this may be a stressful and uncertain time for you and your whānau. AUT offers a range of support services to help you through this challenging situation.
Refer to the Ministry of Health website for more information on managing your mental wellbeing.
If you’re experiencing financial difficulty during this time, we may be able to provide you with timely financial assistance including:
To support your application, you’ll need to provide evidence of your current financial situation, and your application will then need to meet the eligibility criteria to be approved.
Visit the Student Digital Workspace page on studying and IT, which contains useful and important information for current AUT students, including:
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 are 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.
You can make an appointment with an AUT counsellor to talk about your support needs. Phone +64 9 921 9292 or email email@example.com
Students have access to free alternative counselling services, which are private and accessible online or over the phone. Visit www.puawaitanga.nz/aut or phone 0800 782 999.
You can also call or text 1737 for free any time of the day or night, to speak to a trained counsellor.
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
We will keep you up to date with information and guidance on self-care, wellbeing, and how you can stay connected, via our social media channels and the AUT app. You can download the app here for apple or android.
If you have questions or would like more information about any of our services, including rainbow, disability support and financial assistance, or if you have questions about your enrolment or fees, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For international students who have an urgent concern, the Student Hub is operating a phone line. Phone 0800 288 864 to connect with the team.
The Employability and Careers team is running an online service, with workshops, career counselling, and online drop-in sessions via live chat. Visit Elab Online to check out what’s available and to register. They will also be launching a new career resources system soon.
AUTSA continues to represent your voice and provide the necessary advocacy support to our students. If your wellbeing, accommodation or employment has been impacted recently, contact us at email@example.com
AUTSA social engagement will continue online:
Don’t hesitate to contact AUTSA for assistance. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mid-semester break has been extended and is running from 22 March to 22 April. All previous assessments have ceased and you don't need to continue them at this point.
AUT is introducing a block learning approach to teaching and learning for the rest of 2020 to help simplify the 2020 academic year for students. You’ll still learn with us on a year or semester programme - it will just be arranged in blocks.
Block learning will provide greater flexibility, making it easier for you to complete your studies when you anticipated. It’s designed to reduce pressure, particularly for students trying to balance work, life and study commitments. This approach will enable us to remain responsive, flexible and agile and remove some of the uncertainties created by COVID-19.
For health advice on Coronavirus, we recommend that you visit the Ministry of Health or Healthline websites:
Read information from the Ministry of Social Development about what could happen to your Student Allowance and Student Loan living costs payments if you can’t study as you normally do.