AUT - Contact Student Advisors: Our Locations, Opening Hours and Staff Profiles


Contact Student Advisors: Our Locations, Opening Hours and Staff Profiles

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.

City Campus

Level 1, WB building
Phone: +64 9 921 9450

Opening hours during academic semesters
  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 5pm

Duty advisor available during the academic semester only
  • 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

Opening hours
  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm

Duty advisor available during office hours.

South Campus

Ground level (next to AUT Student Centre), MB building
Phone: +64 9 921 9779

Opening hours
  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 9am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm

Drop-in for academic support: Monday - Thursday, 2pm - 4pm

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Student Advisors: staff profiles

Short profiles of AUT's student advisors.

George Kimani

Student Advisor (Languages, Social Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism)

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.

Penny Gray

BA (History), MA (Education), PG Dip (Public Health)
Student Advisor (Business and Law, Art and Design, Engineering, Computer and Maths Sciences)

Penny is passionate about working with students and assisting them to achieve their goals. She has worked with students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. Penny enjoys working holistically to help students get the most out of their experience at university.

Mitchell Hutchings

Cert Teaching, Dip Teaching
Student Advisor (North Shore Campus)

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.

Meiolandre Tima

BA Social Science
Student Advisor (South Campus, Learning Development and Success, Student Financial Services)

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.

Gema Carlson

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Bachelor of Psychology
Student Advisor (South Campus)
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.

Tony Solomona

MA Hons (1st Class), BA Hons (2nd Class), BA, Cert Tertiary Teaching
Student Coordinator and Advisor (South Campus, Learning Development and Success, Student Financial Services)

Tony joined AUT in 2010 from the University of Auckland. His role is a “one-stop shop” where he offers academic support, financial assistance and connects students to other student services. Tony also runs free “Fitness Sessions” for all students and staff at the South Campus. Tony recently commenced his PhD in Pasifikalogy.

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Serena Tiaiti

GradDip 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. Serena enjoys working with Pasifika and athlete students because of her Cook Island heritage and representation in sports.

Wayne Leggat

MA (Sociology)
Student Services Liaison

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

Jennifer Hastie
Jennifer Hastie

Student Services Receptionist (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.

Savita Bhaskaran

Savita Bhaskaran
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.

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Last updated: 07 Mar 2014 2:01pm

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