Learning Services

Academic Advisors provide free support for all students and can assist you to develop your research, writing, critical thinking and study skills. 

The Academic Advisors work alongside you and your tutors in the classroom. They run small group sessions and provide one-to-one support.

The academic learning services team is called Poutama which refers to the ascending stepped pattern used in Māori weaving that represents the process of learning – learning as a shared process building on existing knowledge and experience.

You can book an academic advisor for the Porirua campus or any Wellington campuses by contacting:
Email: poutama@whitireia.ac.nz
Phone: 237 3103 ext. 3721

Porirua Campus

You can book an appointment at the Student Helpdesk in Te Kete Wānanga

Other Wellington Campuses

Academic Advisors visit these campuses regularly and you can make a face to face appointment at the reception desk at each campus.

Auckland Campus

You can book individual or small group appointments by visiting the Study Skills Centre or by phoning or emailing the Centre. The Academic Advisors are at the Study Skills Centre on Level 2

Email: carole.dekock@whitireia.ac.nz
Phone: 09 379 4666 ext 9704

Distance Students

Services can be provided either by phone or email. Please contact Poutama for advice on how they can help you.

Email: poutama@whitireia.ac.nz
Phone: 0800 944 847

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