About Te Kura Tāura

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The UC Council has approved the establishment of Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School. This will mark a significant transition from a primarily administrative Postgraduate Research Office to a School that is dedicated to providing wraparound support for our research Master’s and Doctoral students throughout their journey at UC.

Over the next few months, we’ll welcome the first cohort of research students to be co-supported by the new School. You will start to see changes to our website and the services that are offered to research students and staff. Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School has been a long time in the making, and we are proud to celebrate its launch alongside UC’s 150th anniversary celebrations, including a date for a hui whakanui to formally recognise the many people involved in its development.

We look forward to building upon the university’s long and successful history as we look ahead to the next 150 years.  We anticipate that Te Kura Tāura will deepen the development of research students and enhance UC’s portfolio of research that has impact globally and locally.

As the first school to be established since UC affirmed its commitment as a Treaty University in 2021, Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School is dedicated to upholding a meaningful and authentic Treaty partnership. We are proud of the co-design and co-governance processes that have informed the development and oversight of Te Kura Tāura | UC Graduate School and are committed to exemplifying the UC values of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and tiakitanga.

Ian Wright, Megan McAuliffe, and Liz Brown