Student Advisors

student advisor

Student Advisors work with people who are looking at study options at the University of Waikato. Students may be looking at studying in Tauranga or at our Hamilton Campus.

Students come to the University directly from secondary school or via pathways which may include work, previous study or life experiences.

If you are interested in study at the University of Waikato, our Student Advisors can talk with you about any of the following:

  • University Entrance requirements
  • Subjects and degrees offered at the University
  • Pathways to university study
  • Scholarship Support Services
  • Campus life

Future Student Advisor - Windermere

Andy Howells

Andy Howells

Phone: (07) 557 8584

Andy is based at the Windermere Campus in Tauranga to ensure that the University of Waikato is more accessible to students in the Bay of Plenty and wider regions. He is the first point of contact for local students for course information and advice.

The future student advisor also visits secondary schools and attends career expos and events around the country.

If you would like to visit our campus to discuss study options or tour the campus with Andy Howells, please contact our main office to book an appointment by phoning +64 7 557 8676, or email or phone 0800 WAIKATO (924 528). Andy is based in the Maharaia building, V Block, at the Windermere Campus.

Student Advisor - Bongard

Anne-Marie Kell

Anne-Marie Kell

Phone: (07) 557 8506

Anne-Marie is based at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology's (formerly Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) Business School, the Bongard Centre, located in the heart of Tauranga City. Anne-Marie assists Management, Law and Computer Science students with course planning, administrative queries, and advises students who wish to transition from Toi Ohomai qualifications to University of Waikato qualifications.

She also provides administrative support for University Tutors based at the Bongard Centre and liaison support between Faculties of the University and the Toi Ohomai for Bongard related issues.

If you would like an appointment for programme planning advice towards a management, computing or law qualification, then please send Anne-Marie an email to including details of previous and current study and the advice you're seeking, or call 557 8506.