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.

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Pasific Students

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News and Events

2017 Pasifika Welcome Day, Saturday 25 February

To celebrate the start of a new academic year, our Pasifika Welcome Day will be held THIS SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY, 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. We will also have a special musical performance from Fuzhun. All students, first-year and returning, are invited to attend with their family.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Tumama Tu'ulua at 369 3855 or