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Key Contacts

Student Academic Advisers

If you need help with planning your courses, or you'd like to talk to someone about your science degree in general, then our Student Academic Advisers are here to help.

To make an appointment, please email sci-fac@auckland.ac.nz.


Meet out Student Support Advisers

Our friendly team of Student Support Advisers are also available to talk to should you need any additional support throughout the year.  

Debbie Haefele

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Student Support Adviser – Equity

My background is in education. I worked in student services for seven years, and while working I studied part-time for my BA and Postgraduate Teaching Diploma. I then taught for around 15 years before moving to New Zealand three years ago.

My passion for helping others is what made me apply for the Student Support Adviser role - I hope to help students to achieve academic success.

Deidre Doyle

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Student Support Adviser – International                                                                     

I have worked as a Student Support Adviser since 2015 and enjoy supporitng international students to achieve academic success.

I believe everyone has the right to support services that will allow them to flourish and feel privileged to work where I can make a positive contribution.

Erica Farrelly

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Student Support Adviser – International                                                                     

My background is a Bachelor of Science majoring in Geography and Development Studies.

I lived in Argentina for nine months where I taught English as a second language.

I am very passionate about student success and look forward to meeting you to offer advice and support.

Sharon Televave

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Student Support Adviser - Māori and Pacific

Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings.

My background is in tertiary education, tutoring, academic learning development, mentoring, and providing academic and pastoral support to students.

My passion is to enable and enhance the success and retention of all students and, in particular, Māori and Pacific students.