Student services

For more about student services in Tauranga, see questions and answers about our new CBD campus

Aquatic and fitness centre

Located at Windermere campus, the Aquatic & Fitness Centre facilities include a full gym, thermally heated 25-metre swimming pool and fitness room for regular fitness classes. Discounted monthly or annual membership includes fitness assessments, individually designed programmes and fitness classes.

Career Development Services

Career development services provides a free service for all students’ graduands and alumnus. The careers team is here to assist with your career development, planning, employment options and development of career tools such as CV and cover letters, LinkedIn and job interview skills. Services can be accessed through the MyCareer platform and are available in Tauranga throughout the year.

Register for an appointment through MyCareer, click on Tauranga and the applicable date.

For current updates check out the Careers Services Facebook page.


The licensed Childcare centre at the Windermere campus provides quality education from trained teachers for children aged 6 months to 5 years.

Te Kohanga Reo o Poike is a language nest of Te Reo Māori located at the Windermere campus for tamariki of students and the local community.


Counselling services are available to Tauranga based students through Toi Ohomai health centre.

Health Centre

A Health Centre is located on Level 1 at the Bongard Centre. A registered nurse is available. The Health Centre offers free care and advice. Services include treatment of injuries and minor health problems, smear tests and spirometry (lung function tests), monitoring and preventing chronic conditions e.g. blood pressure, blood sugar levels, counselling and smoking cessation support and more.

Information Centre

The Information Centres are located on Level 1 of the Bongard Centre. Information Centre staff are the first point of contact for all prospective students and new students to the University. We can provide assistance with courses, enrolment and payment of fees.

Learning support

Learning support facilitators are located Level one at the Bongard Centre. Staff can assist students with a wide range of study-related concerns. The main focus is to help students acquire the skills to become independent, self-directed learners.

Library services and computer labs

As a student of the University of Waikato you have access to the Toi Ohomai Library collection at the Bongard Centre. Library and computer lab operating hours may vary during semester breaks and holidays.

Māori support

Te Toka Student Support offers Māori students assistance in settling into their University experience at the Tauranga campus. Te Toka offers the service of successful students trained in providing information on student procedures, pastoral services and academic help. Te Toka offer a wealth of university-related knowledge and tips to help you navigate your academic journey. Check out the Te Toka facebook page.

Parking and transportation

Read about parking and transport around our new CBD location.

Photocopying (Toi Ohomai Uniflow account)

To photocopy simply swipe your UoW student Id card through the photocopier and enter your pin number. When your student ID card is issued, an email is sent to your student email address with a PIN number.

You can top up your Toi Ohomai Uniflow account at the Cashiers in the Information Centre.

Printing (UniCash)

Each student has a UniCash account. To print your work you need to have money in your UniCash account.

The way students add money to their UniCash accounts has changed. It is now an online process using a web browser.

To do this you must have a valid credit card or a bank account capable of Internet banking (we suggest one of the major banks).

Top up your Unicash account online.

For more information visit our ICT Self Help page.


Security provides a safe environment for all users of the Bongard Centre. They operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to ensure your personal safety and the protection of your property.

More about student safety

Sport and Wellbeing

Getting involved in sport or activity is a great way to enhance your University experience and meet new friends. Whether you haven't played sport for years, or are a sports fanatic, social exerciser or a high performance athlete there is a sporting option for you. Find out about gym memberships, drop in sport, social sport, yoga classes, sports clubs, inter-tertiary sport and more on our website or Facebook.