Pacific Students - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Pacific Development Team

Welcome to Pacific Development Services

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Namaste, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, 'Alii, Malo ni, Halo Olaketa, Mauri, Aloha mai e and warm Pacific Greetings.

UC features one of the most innovative support systems for Pacific Students. We have a team of people here to help you develop through your study. From undergraduate to post-graduate, from arts to engineering, a range of services and programmes exist for you.

Mele Tanoa
Pasific Students

Meet our Pasifika students

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Meet our Pasifika students

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Prospective students

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‘I want to bring a different element to the legal field, inspire other young Pacific peoples to get into the legal profession...’

Emma Ioane Studying towards an LLB
Case Worker, Community Law Canterbury
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News and Events


2016 December Pasifika Graduation, Thursday 15 December

The Pacific Development Team celebrates UC Pacific Graduates at the Pasifika Graduation Celebration. During the ceremony, Pacific students who have recently graduated are acknowledged by the university and the community in a Pacific celebration for both the graduate and their family.

Entry is open but tickets are limited. If you are graduating in 2016, make sure you make contact with Riki Welsh to confirm your attendance at this event.

Applications for the December UC graduation ceremonies are now open and will close on 31 August.  Applications should be submitted via myUC. You may submit an application to graduate at the December ceremonies if you believe you will complete a qualification in Semester Two.  Late applications cannot be accepted.

  • Pacific Development Team
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140
    New Zealand
  • Office Location - 37 Creyke Road, Ilam.
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  • Phone: +64 3 369 3354 ext 93554
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