UCSA Advocacy and Welfare is here to help

Our servive is independent from the University of Canterbury, and our friendly team can support you to navigate the university system, or work with you if you need welfare support.

Our services are available free of charge to all currently enrolled UC students.

The Team

Advocacy & Welfare

    Jessica Andronico
    Student Advocate & Dental Coordinator
    Nicole Anfang
    Student Advocate (International)
    Ee-Li Hong
    Advocacy & Welfare Manager
    Nathan Simkiss
    Senior Student Advocate & Class Rep Coordinator

UCSA Help Volunteers 

This team of senior Law and Psychology students have volunteered to be the first point of contact for students coming in to see the Advocacy and Welfare team with an issue. UCSA Help volunteers have been trained in the art of client interviewing and will gather salient facts to be delivered to the Student Advocate and Advocacy and Welfare Manager, who will be in contact to follow up from the initial interview. All information provided by the student is confidential and remains within the Advocacy and Welfare Team. 

Make an appointment

Unfortunately we are not always available to accept drop-ins because of meetings or other work matters.

Please complete the form below and we will get in touch with you.

The UCSA office is open Monday to Thursday 8:30am till 5:00pm, and Fridays 8:30am till 4:30pm.

Call or email

Let us know what is going on for you. You can call (03) 369 0555 or email

UCSA Advocacy & Welfare Intake Form

    Personal Details

  • Name:



  • Student ID Number:
  • Age:
  • Degree & Major:
  • Year of Study:

    e.g. 1st Year, 2nd Year etc.

  • Student Email:
  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Are you:

  • Do you recieve an NZ Aid Scholarship?

  • Do you identify with any of the following groups?

  • What religion do you identify with, in any?
  • How did you find out about this service?
  • Have you spoken to anyone else about this issue, and if so, whom?

    What would you like to talk about?

  • Advocacy

  • Welfare

  • Dental

  • General Enquiry / Other
  • If applicable, who is the other person / party involved in this matter?
  • What day & time would suit you best for an appointment?

    Privacy Declaration

  • The personal information you provide in this document is protected by the Privacy Act 1993. It will be shared with relevant UCSA staff only, unless you provide consent for UCSA staff to contact any other party. Your information will not be used for any other purpose than compiling statistics (auditing, reporting, etc).