Faculty of Engineering

Meet the Engineering Student Engagement team

The Student Engagement team provides support to students to ensure they have the best possible experience at the University.

This includes pastoral support such as counselling, financial assistance and early childhood education, as well as mentoring and support plans for all students. Support is available from orientation through to employment.

Initiatives that are provided include Orientation, the Part I Assistance Centre, Women in Engineering Network (WEN), Tuākana for Māori and Pacific students, and information evenings with prospective employers.

The Engineering Student Engagement team also provides the opportunity for the students to connect with the faculty and student organisations, through social events.

Other groups supported by the team are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI), students with disabilities, refugee students and international students.


Catherine Dunphy

Michael Willimott
Student Development and Engagement Manager

Phone: 09 923 7881 | m.willimott@auckland.ac.nz
Room 402.403, Level 4, 20 Symonds Street

Michael manages student development, engagement, support and retention initiatives to enhance students' experience.


Tessa Sillifant

Alcione Fagundes
Student Support Adviser (International and Equity)

Phone: 09 923 2990 | a.fagundes@auckland.ac.nz
Room 402.412, Level 4, 20 Symonds Street

Alcione supports all engineering students with their wellbeing, pastoral care and learning support. She is also the primary Student Support Adviser for international and equity students.


Amanda Clinton

Dr Naomi Fleming
Women in Engineering Adviser

Phone: 09 923 6773 | n.fleming@auckland.ac.nz
Room 402.414, Level 4, 20 Symonds Street

Naomi is focused on the participation, retention and success of female engineering students. She's available to assist and support students, in addition to the Student Support Advisers.



Chris McClymont

Chris McClymont
Student Experience Adviser

Phone: 09 923 2927 | c.mcclymont@auckland.ac.nz
Room 402.402, Level 4, 20 Symonds Street

Chris provides a range of development and engagement activities for all students. He works closely with Campus Life and the faculty’s student clubs.


Steve Roberts

Steve Roberts
Student Support Adviser (Māori and Pacific)

Ext: 09 923 4538 | s.roberts@auckland.ac.nz
Room 402.412, Level 4, 20 Symonds Street

Steve supports all students with their wellbeing, pastoral care and learning support. He is the primary Student Support Adviser for Māori and Pacific students.


Kevin Healey

Jonathan Culley
Employer Liaison Manager

Email: j.culley@auckland.ac.nz

Room 402.410, Level 4, 20 Symonds Street

Jonathan facilitates employer networking and fosters industry relationships, along with graduate and intern recruitment. He also  provides advice and support to  students on career options.