Te Herenga Waka
Victoria University of Wellington
Capital Thinking, Globally Minded
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington draws on its capital city location to carry out world-class research and teaching, and to make connections here and around the world.
It is proud of its inclusive, diverse and vibrant community and is committed to providing a student experience that is second to none.
E ngā tauira Māori
Victoria University of Wellington has a wide range of services to support Māori students. The Māori Liaison Officer can assist you and your whānau with entrance and admission information and course planning. A Māori orientation will also help ease your transition into university study.
Te Herenga Waka Marae is on the Kelburn campus. It is a tūrangawaewae for tauira and staff , providing daily lunches, computer labs and study spaces, and a place for people to practise and celebrate being Māori.
Āwhina, the Māori student support team that works across all campuses, has staff who can help you with one-on-one advising, study tutorials and wānanga. Āwhina also organises workshops on topics such as applying for scholarships, career development, and connecting with industry.
The Māori Learning Advisor offers one-on-one sessions and workshops to help you develop your writing, study, and assignment skills.
Ngāi Tauira, the Māori students’ association, represents the interests of all tauira Māori at the university. They also run a range of social and cultural events, as do other subject-based student associations including Ngā Rangahautira (the Māori Law students’ association), Ngā Taura Ūmanga (the Māori Commerce students’ association), and Te Hōhaieti o te Reo Māori ki Wikitōria (the Māori Language Society).
WEBSITE KEY WORD SEARCH: Māori, Āwhina, marae.
Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Faka’alofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam na mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, Ia orana, Aloha mai e and warm Pacific Greetings.
Victoria University of Wellington has a university-wide commitment to raising Pasifika participation and academic success.
The University provides a wide range of Pasifika student support services that foster learning and teaching communities in an environment that is welcoming and safe, and focused on academic excellence, personal growth, and wellbeing, with Pasifika culture at the core.
The Pasifika Student Success team works across all faculties with Pasifika engagement advisers and mentoring coordinators providing holistic support, course-specific study sessions, exam-preparation, learning and development workshops, and mentoring for 100-level to 300-level courses. A Pasifika learning adviser, Pasifika library navigator and student liaison, and nine Pasifika cultural and academic student associations under the umbrella of the Pasifika Students’ Council are also available to ensure a successful university experience for all students.
The Pasifika Liaison Officer can assist you and your family with course planning, entrance and admission information, and any questions about study.
WEBSITE KEY WORD SEARCH: Pasifika
2019 data. Source: Education Counts, Tertiary Statistics/Participation (updated May 2020).
*Domestic students only.