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. For first year students and our equity groups (at every level), please enjoy our 2020 ECS Intro Video.
Health & SafetyIn 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 DisabilityStudents 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.
Conflict Resolution and Social SafetyWhile we hope to promote a positive, supportive, and respectful place for students to study, live and socialise, interpersonal conflict does happen. There's a good number of official and unofficial ways to help manage conflict. In particular, please report issues to your Course Coordinator, Programme Director, and/or Head of School, as well as VUW entities outside of ECS, including the Rainbow and Inclusion Advisor Georgia Andrews the team at Student Interest and Conflict Resolution, and the VUWSA Advocate. There are also a list of staff below who can support various equity groups. There are also a number of external resources to help you, including NetSafe, 1737, and various crisis helplines.
Howard Lukefahr runs workshops for 100-level courses
Mondays & Wednesdays 17:00-20:00 in Alan MacDiarmid 106
Ori Atkins runs workshops for 200-level courses
Mondays & Wednesdays 17:00-20:00 in Cotton 219
VUW InformationStudent 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 AssistanceECS has its own network, so if you need assistance, please reference the Get Help page. Digital Solutions manages your