International Student Support

Specialised support options are available for international students to assist with settling in to a new country.

Every year we have students arriving from many different countries and it makes our campus a really wonderful place. It’s new, it’s different but some people need help adapting. That’s normal and if it is you, then we are here to help.

International student advisors

There are two International Student Advisors dedicated to supporting your needs. Denise Pelvin and Dee Hannam provide a supportive and confidential service to assist international students with any issues or questions during your time at Lincoln. 

Some of the things we help with: 

  • Provide a comprehensive orientation programme for international students. 
  • Provide advice and support to international students on ways to adjust to life and study in New Zealand. 
  • Assist international students to resolve problems which could impede on the successful completion of their studies. 
  • Accompany international students to meetings as their support person. 
  • Refer international students to relevant support services within or outside the university as required. 
  • Ensure international students are aware of and supported through any internal grievance process. 

We have an International Student Guide full of useful information.

View the guide

Contact us

Denise Pelvin

International Student Advisor 

Wheako Tauira, Student Experience

Office: Hudson Hall - H205

Tel: +64 27 669 9248

Denise (Dee) Hannam

International Student Advisor

Wheako Tauira, Student Experience

Office: Hudson Hall - H202

Tel: +64 21 246 5233




For assistance from Dee or Denise, please email