College of Education, Health and Human Development

Primary Teaching - female teacher

All first-year students are advised to attend a face-to-face, phone or Skype meeting with a Pacific Advisor within the first two weeks of study. The purpose of these meetings is to better inform students of the services and support that they are able to access and to follow up on any support that may be needed during the enrolment process.

Key information for Pasifika students studying in the College of Education, Health and Human Development:

Lunches

Lunch is organised each term to bring together Pacific students studying at the College of Education, Health Human Development and key staff. This is a great way to take a break from study and enjoy good company. Food is provided.

Pasifika Student Space

The College of Education, Health and Human Development have a space dedicated for Pasifika students in Room 139, Otakaro building. The space has two computers, a fridge, couch, a microwave, and a study area. This is a great place to meet other students studying in the College and a quiet area to study.

Mentors

Pacific student mentors studying at the College of Education, Health and Human Development volunteer their time to provide peer support to first-year students. Mentors maintain regular contact and a coffee catch-up between the mentor and the mentee or as a cohort group.

UC Library drop-in sessions

Staff from the UC Library drop in to the Pasifika Education space (Room 139, Otakaro building) every Thursday from 11am to 12pm, during term time. They are there to assist with finding resources for your courses and referencing. Distance and on-campus students are most welcome to contact them directly for support by email: fiona.tyson@canterbury.ac.nz.

Pasifika Success Group

To ensure that Pasifika students are well supported, the College of Education, Health and Human Development established a group called the Pasifika Success Group in 2012. This group meets monthly and is made up of key staff from the College, including the Kaiārahi Pasifika (Education), a Student Advisor, Placement staff, Programme Coordinators and a Pacific Advisor (from the Pacific Development Team).

For all enquiries please contact:

Loluama Avia

Pacific Advisor (Postgraduate & International Students)
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Internal Phone: 94634