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New students welcomed at historic Orientation

5 August, 2020
News and events

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week.

Our current students have gradually been returning to campus over the past six weeks, following the Covid-19 lockdown. From the beginning of Study Block 4 next week, we’ll make a full return to face-to-face classes.

Group Chief Executive Sam Alavi welcomed our new cohort of students at Orientation today, telling them this is an exciting and historic time in the life of the campus.

“It’s good to have the buzz back.”

It’s great that the new cohort has been able to join us despite everything happening around the world.

A large portion of our students usually arrive from overseas, but our latest arrivals are predominantly onshore internationals.

Students received Maori welcomes from ICT, Facilities & Customer Services Manager Sonny Teio and Student Success Manager Annemarie Meijnen at Orientation this morning. They then met the wider team of staff.

Sam told the new students all staff are here to serve and support them: “This is your home and your place.”

Today’s Orientation also includes a session about services, facilities and support available to students, a campus tour, an introduction to employability services, an IT induction, and an academic orientation.