Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
University of Canterbury
Be prepared to change the world.
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora
Main campus: Ōtautahi Christchurch
One of the top universities in New Zealand, the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha has gained an international reputation for academic excellence in teaching and research. The University’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are recognised worldwide.
Nau mai, tauti mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha!
UC Māori offers support, advice and guidance for all ākonga Māori studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC). Led by the whānau at Te Tari o te Amokapua Māori | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori (OAVCM), our initiatives focus on supporting ākonga Māori to succeed academically, while encouraging personal growth and connection to Māori community and culture.
Manaakitanga is important to us. Whether you are thinking about university study or enrolling for the first time, UC Māori can provide you with guidance and support to ensure the study pathway you choose, is right for you. We will continue to support you through to the completion of your chosen degree and also offer a range of services and initiatives designed to help you succeed.
Academic support and guidance
Manaaki atu, manaaki mai - pastoral care, support and guidance
Tōia Mai – a noho marae experience for first year ākonga Māori
Eke Panuku - our UC Māori Orientation event
Paihere – our UC Māori Tuākana-Tāina mentoring and leadership programme
Eke Tangaroa – our UC Māori Celebration for Māori graduands and graduates
Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki Māori – the UC Māori Students' Study Centre
Once you've enrolled, one of our Kaiurungi will connect with you to ensure you are settling well and have all the information you need.
Nāia te reo whakamanuhiri e karanga atu nei - tōia mai tō waka ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha!
WEBSITE KEY WORD SEARCH: Māori, Tuākana Tāina
Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Ni sa bula vinaka, Halo olaketa, Namaste, Kam na mauri, Fakaalofa lahi atu, la orana, Mahalo, Malo ni, Kia ora and warm Pasifika greetings.
Pasifika support services have been designed to ensure that Pasifika students get the most out of their studies. The Pacific Development Team offer pastoral care and support to Pasifika students and provide one-to-one peer support to Pasifika students in their first year of study through a mentoring programme. Additional support is offered through the PASS (Pacific Academic Solutions and Success) programmes.
There are dedicated Pasifika spaces onsite such as the Pasifika Student Fale (House) which provides a space for small Pasifika student gatherings and tutorials, and our Pasifika common room on the Dovedale campus.
Pasifika Events such as Get Fresh, PASS Learning Skills, Pasifika Welcome Day, Jandals and Pasifika Graduation celebrations all help our students connect and build a healthy sense of belonging as a valued part of the wider University community.
WEBSITE KEY WORD SEARCH: Pacific www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/get-support/pasifika/
2019 data. Source: Education Counts, Tertiary Statistics/Participation (updated May 2020).
*Domestic students only.