Take a walk around any of our campuses and you'll discover a diverse and welcoming environment where staff and students from throughout New Zealand and around the world meet, mix and mingle.
You'll discover a wide range of facilities like gyms, libraries and health centres, and you'll come across all manner of student events, activities and exhibitions.
There are places to catch up with friends and fellow students, like on-campus cafes and even training restaurants where you can savour fabulous, affordable meals prepared by trainee chefs and served by hospitality students.
And if you're seeking assistance, you'll find it; whether it's directions to your classroom, a recommendation for a great coffee, or expert guidance on student finance, accommodation or career opportunities.
We’re here to help you on your study journey
We support you to achieve your study goals, make the most of your time at Ara and progress towards an exciting career.
Whether you need extra help with an assignment, are looking for somewhere to live or just want to catch up with friends for lunch, we have a range of services and support designed to guide you through your time at Ara.
Supporting your achievement
Achieving your goals and experiencing the essence of student life can be both exciting and challenging. Our support services are devoted to helping you enjoy all the benefits of being a student.
Our support services staff can help you with everything from enrolment to accommodation advice through to learning support and choosing your career. You'll also find plenty of opportunities to socialise with several cafes and outstanding recreation facilities on campus.
We look forward to helping you succeed and become a part of our vibrant student community.