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Support For You


Support For You

If you're having difficulties at Ara or outside of Ara that are affecting your study, our independent Student Advocate and registered counsellor Duncan Dunbar can support you.

All meetings with our Student Advocate are confidential unless there are safety issues involved or permission has been granted from the student to release information. 

Our Student Advocate can:

  • Provide support with academic probation.
  • Provide support concerning relationship issues with either Ara staff or fellow students.
  • Liaise with tutors or head of schools regarding concerns you may have.
  • Inform you on Ara policies and procedures.
  • Advocate for the rights of a student individually, classes or the entire student body.
  • Assist with problem solving.
  • Provide advocacy and support with government and non government agencies, e.g. StudyLink or Work and Income NZ.
  • Support you with everyday life issues.
  • Support students to address alcohol and drug issues, mental health issues, family violence, housing issues and during court proceedings.

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