Contact AUT University's Student Advisors: our locations, opening hours and staff profiles.
Student Advisors: our locations and opening hours
Drop in during office hours or make an appointment to see a Student Advisor.
Level 1, WB building
Phone: +64 9 921 9450
Opening hours during academic semesters
Duty advisor available during the academic semester only
- Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
- Thursday: 10am - 5pm
- Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 12pm; 12.30pm - 3.30pm
- Thursday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm
North Shore Campus
Level 2, AS building
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7207
- Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 4.30pm
- Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm
Duty advisor available during office hours.
MA Building, Room 106 (next to the Library)
Phone: +64 9 921 9779
- Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 4.30pm
- Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm
Student Advisors: staff profiles
Short profiles of AUT's student advisors.
George KimaniMSW, MA
Student Advisor - City Campus (Faculty of Culture and Society, School of Applied Sciences)
George enjoys helping students to realise their innate capacities to excel. He is focused on assisting students to remove barriers that may impact on their study and general wellbeing. He has previous experience working with university students from multicultural contexts in Southeast Asia and the USA.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 6593
Ghadair AlshemariDip Events Mgmt, BBus, PG Int. Hosp. Mgmt.
Student Advisor - City Campus (Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies)
Ghadair has studied at AUT so she understands the student environment well and can offer practical advice on how to navigate university study/life successfully. She has a sound knowledge of university services and is passionate about supporting AUT students and guiding them to succeed.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 6288
Lillian VimahiBSW, Cert Language Teaching (CLTA)
Student Advisor – City campus (Faculty of Business and Law)
Lillian’s cultural background is of Samoan and Tongan descent. Although she was born and raised in New Zealand she has also lived abroad in the Philippines and is a fluent speaker of Tagalog. Lillian completed her social work degree in Hawaii which enabled her to engage with culturally diverse students to provide appropriate advice and referral to services. This role supports her passion to assist students succeed in their studies, fulfil goals and enhance their university experience.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 6290
Mitchell HutchingsCert Teaching, Dip Teaching
Student Advisor - North Shore Campus (Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, School of Education, Postgraduate students)
Mitchell has been a primary school teacher. He has also worked in the Corrections Department and the disability sector prior to AUT. His varied work history and in-depth knowledge of the programmes and staff at the North Shore Campus makes him well-placed to provide support to all students.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 7207
Meiolandre TimaBA Social Science
Student Advisor - South Campus (Faculty of Business, School of Education)
Meiolandre is a Student Advisor at the South Campus and also a staff member of Learning Development Success and Student Financial Services. She provides learning development support, financial assistance as well as pastoral support. Meiolandre delivers academic workshops, one to one appointments and drop in services to encourage students to achieve at AUT.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 7207
Bachelor of Psychology
Student Advisor - South Campus (Faculty of Culture and Society)
Gema is a Student Advisor at the South Campus and enjoys working with students to find out how she can best support them in their studies and assist them where necessary.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 5224
Tony SolomonaMA Hons (1st Class), BA Hons (2nd Class), BA, Cert Tertiary Teaching
Student Advisor - South Campus (Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, Postgraduate students)
Tony joined AUT in 2010 from the University of Auckland. His role is a “one-stop shop” where he offers academic support and connects students to other student services. Tony recently commenced his PhD in Pasifikalogy.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 9306
Serena TiaitiGradDip Career Development, Cert Tertiary Teaching, GradCert in Career Counselling for Sports, BSc
Manager, Student Advising and Careers
Serena has worked in various areas of student services within AUT since 2001. She is professionally trained as a career specialist and enjoys helping students to realise their potential and fulfil their goals.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 8958
Wayne LeggatMA (Sociology)
Student Services Liaison - City Campus
Wayne is the person to see for help to access any of the student services at AUT. He has a good knowledge of the university and really enjoys helping students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 9450
Jennifer HastieStudent Services Liaison (North Shore Campus)
Jenny is the person to see regarding and accessing student services at AUT. She enjoys helping students to succeed in their journey through University and beyond.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 7502
Student Advisors Administrator - City Campus
Savita provides a range of organisational and customer service activities to support the administrative and technical requirements of the Student Services Directorate.
+ 64 9 921 9999 extn 8262