Student Support


Henderson

Laidlaw’s academic support is managed by the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL). CTL provides academic support for all students, including those who are studying by distance learning. Our main goal is to help you succeed in your studies. If you need help with an assignment, essay writing, referencing, time management, exam preparation or how to study effectively then we are able to assist! We also hold a number of workshops throughout the year to help you in your study.

The Centre for Teaching and Learning is located on the ground floor, second door on the left as you walk from the Café towards the lecture rooms. Look for the CTL sign! Please feel free to drop in to the CTL any time. If there is no student support available when you drop in, you can make an appointment to meet with one of the team at a time that suits you both.

Here is our academic support team. Feel free to approach any of them…



Pastoral Support

We encourage you to utilise the pastoral support structures of your own church. However, you are very welcome to talk through any personal matters with our Student Dean, Jenny Mackie. She is also able to assist you to access other avenues of support, both here at Laidlaw and with other agencies. Jenny can be contacted at jmackie@laidlaw.ac.nz or on 836 7806. Her office is located at the top of the stairs in the main building.





Pacific

Doreen Alefaio provides a wide range of academic support to all students. She also specialises in supporting Pacifica students. Doreen can be contacted at dalefaio@laidlaw.ac.nz. Most weeks, Doreen is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.







Disability

Fiona Sherwin specialises in supporting students who have a physical or learning disability and who need either practical or academic assistance. Fiona can be contacted at fsherwin@laidlaw.ac.nz or on 836 7878. Fiona’s office is located upstairs in the main building – go through the double glass doors to the right of the stairs.







Maori

Linda Paki is on hand to provide academic and pastoral support for all students, specifically those who identify themselves as Tangata Whenua. Linda can be reached by email at lpaki@laidlaw.ac.nz or on 836 9784.


Manukau

At the Manukau campus, we are all about kaiawhina (which means ‘to come alongside’). Tertiary study can be challenging, especially if you are fresh out of school or coming back to study after a long period. Laidlaw College provides all the student support you may need, including help with study skills, pastoral concerns and disability support.


STUDY SKILLS SUPPORT

Laidlaw provides study skills support to help you succeed in your studies and achieve better grades. If you need help with an assignment, essay writing, referencing, time management, exam preparation or how to study effectively then we are able to assist. Please talk to your Kaiako/Teachers, look on Moodle, or contact Anne Segedin (or have a chat to her at the front desk) for more information on how we can help you in the best possible way:

asegedin@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 905 4960




DISABILITY SUPPORT

We have staff members specifically tasked with assisting students who have a physical or learning disability and who may need practical or academic support. Fiona Sherwin is here to both offer support and connect students with those who can give additional support.

She can be contacted at fsherwin@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 836 7878.






Christchurch

Tertiary study can be challenging, especially if you are fresh out of school or coming back to study after a long period. Laidlaw College provides all the student support you may need, including help with study skills, pastoral and disability support.

If you need to apply for an assignment extension, are experiencing significant health related or other challenges to studying, or have a complaint about a course or lecturer, please make an appointment to see Kathy Mayes, the Academic Registrar:

kmayes@laidlaw.ac.nz or 03 903 2701




Distance Learning

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

For general enquiries about distance learning, particularly to do with administration and enrolment, you can contact Brittany Hartmann: bhartmann@laidlaw.ac.nz or 09 837 9791.








ACADEMIC SUPPORT

For course related questions, programme planning, moodle or any other academic concerns, our Academic Support Coordinator, Jonathan Hoskin, is available to help. He can be contacted on 09 837 9781 or jhoskin@laidlaw.ac.nz.