Liaison Officer

The liaison officer for Samuel Marsden Collegiate is Kate Ricketts.  Her email is

Course updates

From 2019 Auckland University is offering a new 4 year Honours degree, the BAdvSci. There are 11 specialisations to choose from for this degree and it may be completed as a conjoint. Specialisations are chemistry, computational biology, computer science, ecology, environmental change, geology, marine science, mathematics, physics, psychology, statistics. See  

There is also a new major for the BSc available- Geographic Information Science and a new green chemical science specialisation

There are two new programmes in 2019 at the University of Auckland; the Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours), and the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) 

Pathways to Medical degrees at Auckland

There are two options for the first year pathway to medicine, Biomedical Science or Health Science.  

For Health Science, it is recommended that students have completed Level 3 Biology and Chemistry.
Students are required to have one Table A (English rich) subject and one Table B subject at Year 13. 
Table A subjects are Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art and Te Reo Maori. 
Table B subjects are Accounting, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Digital Technologies, Economics, Physics, Statistics.    
For Biomedical Science there are no subject requirements, from table A/B but it is strongly recommended that students have Level 3 Chemistry, it is recommended they have Level 3 Biology and an English rich subject and it is useful to have studied Level 3 Physics and Mathematics, either Statistics or Calculus. An English-rich subject (Classics, Geography, English, History etc) is also recommended for most of Science majors, as there is still some level of writing involved once at university. See    

First Year Mentoring

The University of Auckland UniGuide programme  is a free mentoring service for first year students to help them transition into the University during the first semester.Students applying and enrolling to the University of Auckland should look at the following link

Parent Guide

Auckland University have written a parents' guide designed to help parents support their daughter’s decision making. It contains many answers to your questions about studying at Auckland University. See: