Nau mai, haere mai ki te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.
The Māori Student Development Team (MSDT) provides targeted developmental and support initiatives that enhance the Māori student experience to optimise their personal social and academic success.
- Māori Orientation to welcome new UC students and help them settle into university life
- Individual Advisor appointments to support students to resolve any issues that might be impacting on your studies - no problem is too big or too small
- Māori Tuakana Mentoring Support to provide new students with a senior student buddy to help them settle in and to give senior students leadership opportunities
- Academic development and support opportunities for students through collaboration with colleges and the Academic Skills Centre
We encourage you to make the most of the opportunities available and look forward to supporting you and your whānau at UC.
We tautoko (support) students at all stages - from senior high school students contemplating UC through 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 Māori Development Team
News, events and seminars
In this free public UC Connect lecture, Dr Ann Brower, a senior lecturer in Geography at the University of Canterbury, ...
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