8 Orientation You won’t want to miss Orientation Week including the special International Office Welcome. Find out all you need to know about studying at the University of Auckland, living in Auckland and enjoying your New Zealand experience. Through a comprehensive series of information sessions, you’ll learn about all the support services available to help you reach your academic potential. There is also a wide variety of social activities and excursions organised. This programme is for all students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. International Office Welcome At the International Office Welcome you will receive a welcome pack, meet International Office staff, find out about events being held throughout the University and join us for morning tea. We will provide information about important University services and tips on enjoying your time in New Zealand. This session is strongly recommended for all new international students. Faculty Orientation Days Each faculty also hosts an Orientation Day filled with information to help you get prepared for the start of your academic studies. You’ll meet other students in your faculty, get a campus tour from a student mentor, pick up useful study skills and find out useful faculty-specific information. UniGuides The UniGuide Programme is a free service designed to help make your first semester easier by connecting you with a senior student who can help you settle in. You will meet your UniGuide at your faculty’s Orientation Day. For more details about the Orientation programme please visit Online Orientation for new students – Your one-stop online resource, designed to equip you with helpful information about university life AUSA Buddies (Auckland University Student Association) Your Buddy is an existing student at the University of Auckland, who is keen to form a strong friendship with you in your first semester. They will respond to your questions, meet up with you personally and connect you with activities on campus. This support network is brought to you by the Auckland University Students Association (AUSA) - here to support your transition to Auckland. Student events What’s On is the University’s hub for events and activities on campus, not just at Orientation, but for the whole year. Sign up to the fortnightly e-newsletter and we’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening on campus. Events include everything from concerts to stand-up comedy, exploring the outdoors to cooking classes, poetry slam and quiz nights and everything in between. The International Office also publishes a fortnightly e-newsletter keeping students up to date with important information and events happening on campus and around the city. Sign up by emailing