Accessibility Support

If you have a health issue (including mental health), a learning difficulty or a disability that may affect your learning, you can talk in confidence to our Pathways Advisor.

The Pathways Advisor will work with you to identify any barriers to your success as a Whitireia student and find ways to reduce or eliminate these so you can succeed at your study.

We encourage you to make contact with our advisor as soon as you identify an issue so that we can work with you to find ways to meet your needs.

The Pathways Advisor will work with you to:

  • assist you to keep well, keep up with your studies and have an enjoyable and successful time at Whitireia
  • discuss concerns or difficulties you might have
  • find ways to minimise or overcome obstacles to your learning
  • advocate for you
  • work together with you and Whitireia staff, agency personnel and support people
  • assist you to access services and technological equipment you may be entitled to
  • facilitate your use of support services, for example: examination reader/writers, specialised equipment and peer support tutors

We recommend that you book an appointment with the Pathways Advisor but appointments are available at short notice.

Porirua Campus

The Pathways Advisor can meet with students at Ako Ake in a private room in the service area. You can book with the Customer Services Officer in Te Kete Wānanga or through the contact information below:

Email: accessibility@whitireia.ac.nz
Phone:  237 3103 ext. 3721 or 0800 944 847

Other Wellington Campuses

The Pathways Advisor visits these campuses regularly and you can email or phone the Customer Services Officer in the Student Hub to book an appointment  for when they visit your campus.

Email: accessibility.whitireia@whitireia.ac.nz
Phone: 237 3103 ext. 3721  or 0800 944 847

Distance Students

Distance students can work with the Pathways Advisor by email, phone, or in person (if local to Wellington region). In person meetings will be held at one of the campuses. 

Email:   accessibility.whitireia@whitireia.ac.nz
Phone:  237 3103 ext. 3721 or 0800 944 847

Got a question or feedback?
Call us on 0800 944 847
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