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 get a kick out of investigating our past, asking questions about it, and evaluating any improvements...'’

Mereana Wi-Kaitaia Studying towards a BA in History, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Art History and Theory
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News and Events

Enrol for 2017

Applications to enrol are open for 2017 and will need to be made as soon as possible to ensure your enrolment. Visit the UC website to apply and enrol. Please get in touch with our student advisors if you need any help or advice with the enrolment process, or if you need help with planning your study programme for next year.

2017 Get FRESH and Orientation, 16-17 February

Get FRESH is a fun-packed two day programme introducing all first-year Pacific students to UC, designed to give you the best possible start to your first year at university. It is a great opportunity for students to meet and interact with other students, the Pacific Development Team and other key staff. Students will learn about key information and tour the campus with their mentors so you know exactly where to go when lectures start. You will hear from a student panel made up of students who have just completed their first-year of university and we will give you a Get FRESH pack full of cool items you will need for your first few weeks of lectures.

2017 Pasifika Welcome Day, Saturday 25 February

To celebrate the start of a new academic year, a Pasifika Welcome Day will be held on Saturday 25 February (end of the first week of lectures), bringing together all first-year and returning Pacific students and their families. It is a great opportunity for students and family members to hear from key University staff and meet members of the wider Pacific community. The day opens with a warm welcome by the University and includes student speakers, special presentations and ends with a Pacific buffet lunch. All students, first-year and returning, are invited to attend with their family. We will have more information about this event soon.