Take a walk around any of our campuses and you'll discover a diverse and welcoming environment where staff and students from throughout New Zealand and around the world meet, mix and mingle.
You'll discover a wide range of facilities like gyms, libraries and health centres, and you'll come across all manner of student events, activities and exhibitions.
There are places to catch up with friends and fellow students, like on-campus cafes and even training restaurants where you can savour fabulous, affordable meals prepared by trainee chefs and served by hospitality students.
And if you're seeking assistance, you'll find it; whether it's directions to your classroom, a recommendation for a great coffee, or expert guidance on student finance, accommodation or career opportunities.
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