ECS Student Support and Resources

We offer a range of support services and resources for our students.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science is committed to the academic excellence and well-being of our students. This page is a reference to the wider University resources, as well as the services offered by our School. There are a number of staff who are available to help you with your studies.

Victoria University of Wellington provides a number of student support services to help you, including finances, accommodation, and health & well-being.

Health & Safety

In an effort to educate you about emergency preparedness, please watch the University's 'Be Prepared' video.

Student Health and Student Counseling provide confidential health care and mental health consultations. Our doctors and nurses provide a full range of free health services to enrolled students.

There are sports, recreation, wellbeing, fitness and club services available to you, as well.

Students with Disability

Students with impairments are protected by the "Meeting the Needs of Students with Impairments Policy". This policy aims to give students with impairments the same opportunity as other students to demonstrate their abilities. You should contact your course coordinator if you feel your impairment will hinder your academic progress in any way. You may wish to approach a Student Adviser from Disability Support Services to confidentially discuss your individual needs and the options and support that are available.

Academic Assistance

ECS Information

Howard Lukefahr runs workshops for 100-level courses

Mondays & Wednesdays 17:00-20:00 in Alan MacDiarmid 106

Morgan Atkins runs workshops for 200-level courses

Mondays & Thursdays 17:00-20:00 in Cotton 219

VUW Information

Student Learning Services aims to develop independent and active learners at all levels of tertiary study. Go to their workshops or book a one-to-one appointment to enhance your writing, reading, research, maths, and general study skills. Learn how to get the most out of your studies, manage your research, and improve your assignments. You can also view their offerings and be proactive about your upskilling!

Visit Victoria Info Ihonui for guidance, help, directions, and information. You can find them outside the library entrance. They will help with general library assistance and learning support, as well as Justice of the Peace and a Community Constable.

Technical Assistance

ECS has its own network, so if you need assistance, please reference the Get Help page.

Information Technology Services manages your @vuw and @myvuw student account.

Māori and Pasifika Students

Pasifika student support and Māori student support are your whānau and community here on campus. Te Rōpū Āwhina offers tutoring and academic mentoring to our Māori students. Pasifika Student Success offers tutoring and academic mentoring to our Pasifika cohort.

ECS Support Staff you can talk to include Kirita-Rose Escott, Kevin Shedlock, and Monoa Taepa.

Rainbow Students

Our rainbow community is supported by Victoria University of Wellington in a number of ways. See the support website for more information on how to gain medical access to the Outreach Nurse and find your community. Diana Siwiak, the ECS Equity Coordinator, can also help you find the right person for your questions.

ECS Support Staff you can talk to include Morgan Atkins and Ian Welch.

International Students

Victoria International manages our international students, from orientation and enrolment through to graduation. They can help with insurance, visas, and academic assistance.

Student Groups and Clubs

One of the main student organisation on campus is Victoria University of Wellington Student Association. They provide, among other things, advocacy services, free bus passes, and social events.

The Postgraduate Student Association is the representative organisation for postgraduates (Honours, Masters, and PhD) on campus. They provide, among other things, representation, excellence, and community.

VUWWIT (VUW Women in Tech) is a group for undergraduate students who identify as women or non-binary and are studying computer science, engineering and other STEM subjects at VUW.

VEC (Victoria Engineering Club is a group for students interested in Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology.

There are a number of other clubs on campus. You will hopefully be able to find one that fits your interests!

Social Media

The School of Engineering and Computer Science has an official Facebook page. Like and/or follow us!

This topic: Main > WebHome > StudentInformation > ECSStudentSupportResources
Topic revision: 22 Aug 2019, siwiakdian