UCSA Advocacy and Welfare is here to help

Our service 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.

You can find out more about the A&W team here.

Our services are available free of charge to all currently enrolled UC students. Students who access the service have a number of rights and responsibilities.

The Team

Advocacy & Welfare

    Lisa Andersson
    Student Advocate (Equity Focused)
    Jessica Andronico
    Senior Student Advocate & Dental Coordinator
    Jessie Goodsir
    Student Advocate (International)
    Ee-Li Hong
    Advocacy & Welfare Manager
    Nathan Simkiss
    Senior Student Advocate & Class Rep Coordinator

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:



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

  • What religion do you identify with, if 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).