Chinese Centre staff

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Marlene Lu

Manager/Chinese Student Advisor

Phone (+64 9) 921 9999 ext 8397
Fax (+64 9) 921 9765
WeChat: autchinesecentre
Office: WB406, City Campus

I have been working in the AUT Chinese Centre since 2001. Before that I was a professional translator and a university lecturer in China. I studied French in Belgium and completed my Masters of Education at La Trobe University, Australia.

I am here to help AUT’s Chinese-speaking students by using my personal overseas experience and I am keen to build mutual understanding between the people of China and New Zealand. I manage the Chinese Centre and assist the Director of International Relations in hosting Chinese delegations to AUT.


Karen DAI
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Chinese Student Advisor & Admin Assistant

Phone: (+64 9) 9219999 ext 6503
WeChat ID: autchinesecentre
Office: WB406, City Campus


I have been in New Zealand since 2001. I have had the opportunity to work as a student advisor in different organisations after graduating from a New Zealand institution. I enjoy working with students from different regions of the world and assisting them to achieve their goals.

I am passionate and positive about my role working as a Student Advisor & Administration Assistant within the AUT Chinese Centre, where I provide information and support to the Chinese speaking Students in terms of academic study, personal life and social related issues.





Last updated: 10-Jan-2018 3.07pm

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