Bright Side Tupuranga Ake: personal development programmes and coaching

Bright Side Tupuranga Ake offers personal development programmes and coaching for all AUT students. Our service is designed to enhance your time at AUT by providing diverse practical experiences to enable you to flourish in your life, work and study.

Nau mai, haere mai ki Tupuranga Ake – welcome to Bright Side. Our te reo name, Tupuranga Ake means continuous learning.

Our whakatauki was gifted to us by Jason Kingi, an AUT academic: Ki te tō, ka tupu; ki te aroha, ka puāwai. Haumi e, hui e, tāiki e! – That which is planted grows; that which is nurtured, blossoms. Bind it, gather it, it is sealed.

Bright Side’s programmes

Bright Side Programme

Join Bright Side on an interactive journey with our guides, where you'll learn how to develop resilience and creativity, increase your confidence and be successful in your studies, career and life.

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Health Coaches

Health coaches

Our coaches are here to support AUT students to reach your health and life goals. We take a holistic approach to understand your energy levels, nourishment, movement, mood, resilience, and connectedness to guide you to create habits that will set you up for a purposeful, healthy life.

Meet the coaches

Kete Korero

Kete Kōrero

Led by our health coaches, Kete Kōrero is a safe and collaborative space on campus where students can discuss and explore self-care and personal development techniques that cultivate physical and mental wellbeing, peer support and connection among students.

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Our Bright Side guides are a passionate, dedicated and talented group of AUT staff and external partners who offer a range of experience and knowledge to help you in your personal development journey.

Meet the Guides

Online activities and resources

Join our guides and health coaches for a series of interactive tasks and exercises designed to aid you with self-care, personal development and general well-being.

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My wellbeing

Reminder to breathe

Being well has a significant and positive impact on your studies. We encourage you to take a holistic approach to your health and understand how your physical, mental, spiritual and social health form the cornerstones of your wellbeing.

Look after your wellbeing

Contact us

Want to find out more about how we can help you reach your potential?

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