Nau mai, tauti mai ki te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
At UC, te Tari o te Amokapua Māori | the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori (OAVCM) offer support and guidance for all ākonga Māori. Our initiatives help ākonga Māori to succeed academically while encouraging personal growth and cultural connectedness through the support of our own unique hapori Māori here at UC.
UC is committed to providing a learning environment which promotes Aotearoa New Zealand's unique bicultural society, and is assisted by the work of our wider team in the office.
Get off to a great start
If you're thinking about university study or enrolling for the first time, our Kaiurungi can guide you from High School in to your chosen undergraduate degree. Once you're enrolled, a Kaiurungi will get in touch with you to see how you have settled in and provide information about the support services we provide like:
- Academic support and guidance
- Tōia mai! First-year noho marae
- Eke Panuku | UC Māori Orientation
- Paihere - Tuākana-Tāina support
- Tōia mai tuarua! First-year noho marae
- Eke Tangaroa | Celebration for Māori graduands
- Pastoral support and guidance
- Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki Māori Students' Study Centre
For more information email [email protected] or call +64 3 369 3868
We tautoko (support) all ākonga Māori from high school students thinking about tertiary to postgraduate.
The team organises a number of events every year. Find out more and follow us on Facebook for event dates and times.
Our Facebook page connects students with the team and has all our latest photos and videos from events.
Helpful resources for exploring your whakapapa and our video gallery highlighting UC Māori students.
For all enquiries
contact the Office of the AVC Māori
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