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Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts

Level 1, Elsie Locke Building, University of Canterbury, Ilam Campus

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Faculty of Arts
University of Canterbury
Te Whare Wananga O Waitaha 
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone: +6433693377

Interested in studying Arts at UC?

Get in touch!

For currently enrolled students, please contact our student advisors.

Office of the Executive Dean

Kevin Watson

Amo Matua
Amo Matua Toi Tangata Taupua Executive Dean - Arts
Elsie Locke 103
Internal Phone: 94601

Anni Garthwaite

PA to the Executive Dean
Elsie Locke 102A
Internal Phone: 94323

Bronwyn Hayward

Associate Dean - Research
Elsie Locke Building 609

Jeanette King

Associate Dean - Academic
Elsie Locke 102

Francis Yapp

Associate Dean - Governance
Fine Arts, Block 2, Room 211

Academic Manager

Liz Bond

Academic Services Manager
Elsie Locke 108
Internal Phone: 93096

Student Advisors

We can help you with degree planning,  the level of courses and the number of points you are required to take in order to qualify at the end of your studies.
For more info on the advice we offer please visit the Faculty of Arts Student Advice page.

Faculty of Arts

Student Advisors
Level 1, Elsie Locke Building
Internal Phone: 93377

To contact a Student Advisor, or make an appointment:
Email: or call the Faculty of Arts at +6433693377


Kaitoko provide academic, pastoral and holistic support for first year students in the Faculty of Arts, to help them navigate UC and achieve their study goals. We can help you with your course changes, degree planning and study pathways. Every first year student will have their own dedicated Kaitoko to help with any aspect of their studies, and from time to time we might check in with you just to see how you’re doing. For more information, please visit

Sharon McSporran

Kaitoko – Arts (including Social Work, Music and Fine Arts)
Internal Phone: 93193

Meredith Sim

Kaitoko – Arts (including Social Work, Music and Fine Arts)
Te Pātaka, Level 3, Puaka-James Hight
Internal Phone: 91377


Fiona Lynch

Elsie Locke - Reception Level 1
Internal Phone: 91911

Marketing and Outreach

Annabelle Longley-Pipe

Marketing and Outreach Manager (Fixed-term)
Elsie Locke 105
Internal Phone: 91319

Jonelle Case

Marketing and Outreach Coordinator
Elsie Locke 106

Douglas Horrell

Arts Web Resource Co-ordinator
Elsie Locke 106
Internal Phone: 94308

Jackie Scott

Promotions & Outreach Coordinator - Digital Screen
Digital Screen
Elsie Locke 106
Internal Phone: 90914

Ashleigh Thompson

Marketing and Outreach Assistant
Elsie Locke - Room 106
Internal Phone: 93402

Academic Project Support

Maria Hellstrom

Academic and Research Coordinator
Elsie Locke 106
Internal Phone: 94163


Louisa Peterson

Faculty Operations Manager
Elsie Locke 102

Glenda Irving

Finance Administrator
Elsie Locke 107
Internal Phone: 94281

Jackie Plimmer

Finance Administrator
Elsie Locke 106