18 Faculty student centres Your faculty student centre will have a number of academic advisers and student support advisers on staff who can help you complete a degree planner, answer any course or programme-related enquiries you may have, and provide support and guidance for you throughout your studies. Faculty student centres will also host events, workshops, and tutorials to help you succeed in your programme of study. School of Graduate Studies The School of Graduate Studies provides information and administrative services for all postgraduate students, and has several postgraduate advisers to help with doctoral, examination, and thesis submission enquiries. The School of Graduate Studies is located on the first level of Alfred Nathan House (next to the General Library) with access through AskAuckland Central. Auckland University Students’ Association Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) is a voluntary, student-run organisation committed to representing and advocating for students at the University of Auckland. AUSA provides a wide range of services, including the Student Advice Hub, Welfare Office, Class Representatives, ubiq Bookshop, 95bFM, and Craccum, the University’s student magazine. AUSA also has an International Students’ Officer on their executive who is responsible for ensuring that international students have a voice on campus. The AUSA Buddies programme is another fantastic initiative that aims to match new international students with existing University of Auckland students. Your AUSA Buddy will respond to your questions, meet up with you personally, and connect you with activities on campus. This programme is open to all new undergraduate and postgraduate international students. Find your AUSA Buddy here ! Academic Integrity course The University of Auckland requires all students admitted into a programme to complete the Academic Integrity course in their first semester. This is an online course designed to increase student knowledge of academic integrity, University rules relating to academic conduct, and the identification of consequences of academic misconduct. The course requires you to work through a series of modules outlining scenarios you may encounter while studying at the University. Within each scenario, information is provided on relevant rules, resources, and expected behaviour. At the end of each module you must complete a test. You have until the end of your first semester to complete the course. Diagnostic English Language Needs Assessment (DELNA) The DELNA programme is designed to help students who may need to improve their academic language skills in order to succeed in their studies. All first-year undergraduates and doctoral candidates must complete DELNA for admissions purposes, even if they have already taken a test like IELTS or TOEFL. Students begin with the screening, which takes less than 30 minutes. Depending on your screening result, you may also need to do the two- hour DELNA diagnosis, which assesses listening, reading, and writing skills. After the diagnosis, you will receive individual advice about the options available to enrich your academic language ability. English Language Enrichment English Language Enrichment (ELE) provides opportunities for any student enrolled at the University of Auckland to improve their academic English. At ELE on campus, you can use English language resources, get advice about your English, join language learning groups, and find language exchange partners. You can visit whenever you like and for as long as you like. ELE is located in Room 324, Level 3, Kate Edger Information Commons. ELE Online provides language learning materials, including vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation tools to help improve your academic English. Your student online access allows you to use these resources anytime, anywhere. Libraries and Learning Services To become familiar with essential IT services, library resources, and academic skills you need to succeed at University, book into Libraries and Learning Services workshops . W orkshops cover finding articles and course readings, note-taking, reading effectively, essay writing, and referencing basics. You can also book a n advisory session with a learning advisor, or explore these useful online resources. University Health and Counselling If you have any health concerns during your time at University, our team of professional, experienced, and friendly clinical staff are here to help you. As an international student, you’ll be able to make an appointment at any of our campus clinics for general health problems, urgent care needs, or accidental injuries. For after-hours care, we have a registered nurse who is available by phone through the night, or at any times our clinics are closed. We also provide counselling services that can help get you back on track if things are becoming too difficult to manage on your own. We offer brief therapy, daily duty slots for urgent counselling, group sessions, academic consultations, and a number of online resources. Spirituality Students of all religious and cultural beliefs are welcome at the University of Auckland, and we offer interdenominational pastoral care and spiritual guidance . Places of worship available on campus include a Christian chapel and Muslim prayer room. Nearby there are numerous churches, as well as a Hindu temple, a synagogue, and a mosque. Childcare If you need to organise childcare, there are six on-campus early childhood centres , offering places to children aged from three months to five years. Dedicated parent spaces provide facilities for caregivers and children, and there’s a child-friendly study space in Old Choral Hall. Childcare is popular so apply early. Students with disabilities Support may be available for international students with disabilities. Apply early so we can assist you with your support requirements. Student Disability Services provides a broad range of services, including assessment of support needs, support with academic reading, writing, and mathematics, and special arrangements for tests and exams, if required. Some costs may be charged to international students. These would be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. University Recreation Centre The University Recreation Centre at City Campus has a great range of facilities, including a sports hall, extensive cardio and weights gym, bouldering wall, squash court, and spin and stretch studios. We also provide women only space. There are regular group fitness, yoga, and dance classes each week. If you are into sport, you can drop in and play, join a social league, or compete against other universities. Whatever your interests, there are plenty of opportunities to get fit, play sport, and have fun.