Welcome to the University of Auckland
International College

Kia ora,

At UoAIC, we want you to succeed academically. Our objective is to help you learn as much as possible in the time available so you achieve your goals and move on to further study.

As I write this, I am aware that a number of our students are offshore and online. Thank you for joining us and placing your trust in us to help you achieve your goal. We are a mobile technology Campus with many years of experience using technology in assisting students to learn – we encourage the use of electronic mobile devices for learning in class and out of class. For this to work well, we need you to be a responsible user of that technology.

Our Blackboard learning resources are extensive and designed specifically for you in Foundation. We have many years of experience using technology in assisting students to learn. Sections of this Handbook are relevant for students who are on Campus rather than studying online. Certain sections may not be relevant for some
students as their course progresses.

Remember that English goes on outside the classroom as well, so for those of you in Auckland, make the most of your stay. Use every opportunity to read, write, listen and speak in English as this will undoubtedly make your learning at a tertiary level easier and more enjoyable. I strongly encourage you to make the campus an English-only zone as much as possible.

At UoAIC, we have a passion for education. The values of UoAIC are underpinned by a commitment to see our students succeed in every facet of their lives.

This Handbook is designed to focus on life at the college and provide answers to a range of questions you might have about what you need to do, not only at the start of the course but throughout the year.

UoAIC has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

We have many people who can help you if you don’t know what to do. Check the Handbook first to find an answer, but if you are not certain about something, please ask a member of staff. If they cannot help you directly, they will find someone who can.

Best wishes with your studies and work hard!

Yours sincerely,

Craig Monaghan

Executive Principal