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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.

 

Colleges

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Ākonga Māori

 

Nau mai, haere 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 Waka Pākākāno | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific and Equity, our initiatives focus on supporting ākonga Māori to succeed academically, while encouraging personal growth and connection to Māori community and culture.
Manaakitanga is imp
ortant 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 Akaoki Māori—the UC Māori Students’ Study Centre

Te Akatoki Māori Students’ Association (TA) also offers many social activities including whānau days, Pō whakangahau, kapa haka and more.

Website Key Word Search: Māori, Tuākana Tāina, Punenga 


www.canterbury.ac.nz/support/get-support/maori/

Student numbers

 

Total (EFTS)

Total (Students)

 

Pre-degree

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

 

Domestic

International

 

Māori

Pasifika

 

Part-time*

Full-time*

15,385

18,330

585

10,72

7,485

15,575

2,755

1,590

560

3,321

12,255

2020 data. Source: Education Counts, Tertiary Statistics/Participation

*Domestic students only.

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Pacific students

 

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 offers pastoral care and support to Pasifika students and provides 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.


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/