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

Contact AUT'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 9085

Opening hours during academic semesters
  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Opening hours during semester breaks
  • Monday - Wednesday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Friday: 8.30am - 4pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm
Duty advisor available during the academic semester only
  • Monday - Wednesday: 9am - 12pm; 12.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Thursday: 12.30pm - 3.30pm

North Campus

Level 2, AS building
Phone: +64 9 921 9085

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

Duty advisor available during office hours.

South Campus

MA Building, Room 106 (next to the Library)
Phone: +64 9 921 9071

Opening hours
  • Monday - Wednesday, Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm

Student Advisors: staff profiles

Short profiles of AUT's student advisors.

All general Student Advisors are Harassment Prevention contacts for students.

George Kimani

Student Advisor - City Campus (Faculty of Culture and Society)

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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 6593

Lillian Vimahi
Lillian Vimahi student advisor

BSW, Cert Language Teaching (CLTA)
Student Advisor – City campus (Faculty of Business and Law, School of Applied Sciences)
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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 6290

Priya Goundar

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BHSc Psychology, GradDip Addictions
Student Advisor – City Campus

(School of Art and Design, Communication Studies, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Creative Technologies and Engineering)

Priya understands the demands of an academic environment and is committed to helping students achieve success. A Fiji-born Indian, Priya settled in NZ to study and has achieved her own academic and personal success as an AUT graduate and working at AUT for Library Services. Her fluency in Hindi and Fijian languages adds value to the Student Advising team where her personal experience enables her to assist students from diverse cultures.

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 6235

Mitchell Hutchings

Cert 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 Tima

BA 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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 6704

Tony Solomona

MA 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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 9306


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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 8958

Wayne Leggat

MA (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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 9450

Jennifer Hastie
Jennifer Hastie

Student 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

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.
Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 extn 8262

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Last updated: 04-Jun-2015 7.59am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.