Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Life at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Student life offers more than just study. Our faculty has a large selection of clubs, societies and events to get involved in.

Life at University through the lens

Student life photo galleries
Check out our photo gallery to see what life is like, and what's happening, at the University of Auckland.

FMHS events
Videos and photos of the faculty events to recap on previous events, and find out more about what's happening at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Student services

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences has its own Student Centre based on the ground floor of Grafton Campus. Staff are happy to help with a range of queries, including admissions, enrolments, scholarships, examinations, graduations, personal welfare and accessing University-wide services. For more information, contact the Student Centre:

Student Centre
Building 503
Ground Floor
Grafton Campus
Phone: +64 9 923 4888
Email: fmhs@auckland.ac.nz
Open: Monday to Friday 8.30am–4.30pm


The Philson Library, based at Grafton Campus, has a range of quality library and information resources and services specific to the faculty. It is supported by the Tamaki Library, the world leading Information Commons facilities and the AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre – Whakaaro Pai.


Café 85 is the hub of the Grafton Campus, providing a lively atmosphere for study, eating and socialising for the faculty’s 2,500 students and staff. Several other cafés and restaurants are also easily accessible on foot, including Subway and Muffin Break Café. There is also a selection of good quality cafés at the Tamaki Campus and the City Campus.

Find out more on the facilities and resources around the faculty

Student associations

The faculty has an active and exciting array of student associations for you to become involved in. Joining an association is a great way to make friends, develop your professional skills and become an active member of the faculty’s academic community. Several associations also hold social events which provide further opportunities to meet other members of the faculty, which can come in handy for later research opportunities.

Find out more about Student associations

Recreation and sports

The Recreation Centre on the City Campus has a vast range of services designed to keep you fit and healthy. Join a fencing or martial arts group, fitness class, or set up personal training and fitness assessments. Access weights, squash courts, a climbing wall, dance studio and yoga groups. Get stuck into competitive or social team sports with a group of friends from the faculty or join a new team – it’s up to you. 

Sport and recreation

Visit our student blog

Read about student life as blogged by four first-year students.

The Inside Word student blog