For parents

Moving from secondary school to university is one of life’s major milestones. It’s a key time of change as students transition not only into tertiary education but also into adulthood.

As a parent or guardian, you want the best for your son or daughter. You want them to earn a quality degree that will help equip them for whatever paths they choose in life. But you also want to know that during their time at university they are happy, safe and supported, and that they are making the most of the opportunities presented to them.

We know you’ll have many questions as a parent or guardian, so you can help your son or daughter make an informed choice – a choice that will help set them up for life. The support and guidance from parents, guardians and whānau is invaluable in helping them to think through the critical factors so they can make a decision that best matches their aspirations.


Parents' Guide

View or download our Parents' Guide:

Parent's Guide

This guide is designed for parents, guardians, whānau, care-givers and other adults invested in a young person’s decision-making. It aims to inform you about studying at the University of Auckland and hopefully answers any questions you have.



You can also request a copy to be posted to you by calling our Student Support Team on 0800 61 62 63 or email us at

Parents' Guide 2016
(1.1 MB, PDF)