Support

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
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    Nicole Anfang
    Student Advocate (International)
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    Ee-Li Hong
    Advocacy & Welfare Manager
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    Nathan Simkiss
    Senior Student Advocate & Class Rep Coordinator
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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 help@ucsa.org.nz

UCSA Advocacy & Welfare Intake Form


    Personal Details

  • Name:

    First

    Last

  • Contact Phone Number:
  • Email:
  • Do you identify with any of the following groups?


  • What religion do you identify with, in any?

  • Student information

  • Student ID Number:
  • Are you:

  • Faculty:







  • Degree & Major:
  • Year of Study:

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

  • Do you recieve a Manaaki/NZ Aid Scholarship?


    What would you like to talk about?








    Case Information

  • Please provide details of your circumstances
  • For us to best assist you with the matter you have described above, pleast attach the following documents:
    • A copy of your UC internal transcript
    • Copies of emails and correspondence with UC staff members reguarding the issue, including attachments
    • Medical Certificates
    • Any other relevent documents
  • Please attach any relevent documents here:

    Privacy Declaration

  • The personal information you provide in this document is protected by the Privacy Act 2020. 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).