International student support

Our support staff are here to look after you when you come to study at WITT.  They will assist you with course applications and enrolments, visas, medical and health insurance, accommodation support, airport pick-ups, pastoral care, cultural and personal support, holiday and leisure planning, translation services, course transfer and refunds.  

All general queries should go to or call us on +64 (0) 6 757 3100. 

If you have specific queries, contact the following people:

  • Queries regarding Applications can be directed to
  • Queries regarding visas, immigration, international agent queries or if you are a current WITT student can be directed to or
  • Queries regarding Pastoral Care and accommodation can be directed to Robyn Harvey at
  • If you are a current NZIHT student on the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) programme, you can direct your query to Jill Warner at


Rita Zhang

Acting International Director

+64 (0)27 214 1378

Rita Zhang came to New Zealand in 2000 as an international student and has worked in the education industry since 2006. Rita knows the tasks that are required of international students in order to succeed and is committed to supporting students to achieve this.

Her role is to help everyone in our International family to feel supported. Remember, if you need any help, please just come and see her to ask.

Robyn Harvey

Student Liaison and Pastoral Support Officer - Lead

06 757 3100 ext 8849
+64 (0)27 466 0412

Robyn has worked with international students for several years and assists students with pastoral care support, accommodation options, bank account and mobile phone setups and a range of other needs. 

Robyn will keep in touch with you during your time at WITT and will work with tutors to assist you in successfully completing your study. 

Jo Syme

Industry Placement & Employment Coordinator

06 757 3100 ext 8983

Jo is from a Human Resource Management background, and works with students to improve employability skills and gives them tips and tricks for job-hunting.  She assists students with writing CVs and cover letters for job applications and helps with interviewing techniques.

Jo also liaises with local businesses to identify opportunities for the work placements and research projects required for students enrolled in Graduate Diplomas in Applied Management and the Bachelor of Applied Management.

Glenys Bridgeman

Student Liaison and Pastoral Support Officer

06 757 3100 ext 8759

Glenys Bridgeman has worked at WITT for many years in the administration area assisting all students, both domestic and international, supplying information about our variety of courses.

She is one of the first people students see upon their arrival at WITT.

Kingsley Wang

Regional Director - China/Korea

Kingsley has a wealth of experience in international education and works closely with WITT’s China and Korean agent networks.

Paramdip Singh

Senior Advisor International

+64 (0)21 190 4107

Paramdip has many years of experience and knowledge within the tertiary education sector and works closely with agent networks within the South Asian countries of India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

NZIHT is fully owned by WITT and is the largest provider of Civil Engineering, technical and skills training in New Zealand. The qualifications are offered in a mixed-mode format of self-directed study and contact sessions called Study Blocks.

Jill Warner

Programme Coordinator

+64 (06) 759 7065

Jill Warner worked at WITT before her present role at NZIHT. 

Jill is the Programme Co-ordinator for the Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Highways) programme. Students on this qualification will be in contact with Jill from the time of application through to graduation

Camille Liao

Student Liaison and Pastoral Support Officer

+64 (06) 759 7065

Camille has several years’ experience working in the international education sector. Camille understands the needs of students coming from different cultural backgrounds and provides pastoral care support to assist students’ smooth transition into New Zealand tertiary education. 

Camille will be the first point of contact upon your arrival and will provide care and assistance throughout your journey studying at WITT.

The Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (including Amendments 2019)

WITT observes and is bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

When students from other countries come to study in New Zealand, it is important that those students are well informed, safe and properly cared for:

New Zealand educational providers have an important responsibility for international students’ welfare.

The “Education (Pastoral Care of International Students) Code of Practice 2016 (including Amendments 2019)” (the Code) provides a procedure that students can follow if they have concerns about their treatment by a New Zealand educational provider or agent of a provider.

What is the Code of Practice?

The Code of Practice is a document that clearly outlines the full legal requirements that education providers enrolling international students must abide by.

The purpose of this code is to support the Government's objectives for international education by:

Requiring signatories to take all reasonable steps to protect international students; and ensuring, so far as is possible, that international students have in New Zealand a positive experience that supports their educational achievement.

Full details of what is covered can be found in the Code itself.

Click here to access the Code of Practice

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