Tuakana Student Leader
Tuākana work alongside staff from Te Tari o te Amokapua Māori | the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori (OAVCM) to welcome new Māori students to Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | the University of Canterbury. Through this activity, tuākana will support and engage in a number of areas such as mentoring, event support, and may include representation of our team at various events throughout the year.
Hours involved in the activity
Three modules of 12 hours minimum per module. For every 12 hours of active learning you can claim recognition for one skill and one attribute. NB: opportunities only exist to develop the skills and attributes specified for this activity in the grey areas of the table below. For this activity you can claim a maximum of three learning and development outcome.
Office of AVC Māori
Phone: 03 3693868
Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute
By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against one of the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point that best represents your learning outcome.
- A1 - Communication - You communicate in a bicultural and culturally responsive manner with people of a different cultural background.
- A2 - Initiative and enterprise - You look for new opportunities to actively engage with Māori communities.
- A3 - Leadership - You demonstrate your sound knowledge of te reo Māori, tikanga and kawa (marae protocol) when building relationships within the team.
- A4 - Learning - You recognise that learning in a different cultural setting can be challenging and may require different or new approaches.
- A5 - Planning & Organising - You are self-reflective in planning processes, seeking, and responding to feedback from key Māori stakeholders.
- A6 - Problem Solving - You demonstrate a holistic approach to problem solving and seek to apply this in a bicultural context.
- A7 - Self-Management - You recognise and address your own filters, privileges, biases, and cultural preferences and identify self-development opportunities in the bicultural space.
- A8 - Teamwork - You recognise and validate the prior knowledge, experience and skills that team members bring.
- B1 - Communication - You communicate effectively and appropriately for your audience and easily listen to others.
- B2 - Initiative and enterprise - You generate and implement new ideas for better results for our communities.
- B3 - Leadership – You keep the team motivated towards the final goal and model leadership in the community.
- B4 - Learning - You see areas for self-development and know when to learn something new.
- B5 - Planning & Organising - You coordinate tasks for a range of people.
- B6 - Problem Solving - You notice current or potential issues and develop strategies to resolve those issues.
- B7 - Self-Management - You keep yourself on task and evaluate your own work performance.
- B9 - Technology – You organise and store information for easy access.
- C1 - Communication - You can share and write information clearly.
- C3 - Leadership - You successfully organise and manage a team.
- C8 - Teamwork - You work with your team to resolve any issues that occur.
- D1 - Communication - You explain your thoughts to be better understood and respect other cultural norms.
|Co-curricular Record (CCR)||
UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)
|Bicultural Competence & Confidence||Community Engagement||Employability Innovation & Enterprise||Global Awareness|
|Work Readiness Skills (WRS)||Communication||A1||B1||C1||D1|
|Initiative and enterprise||A2||B2||C2||D2|
|Planning and organising||A5||B5||C5||D5|
- UC affiliated
- Not an academic prerequisite
- Not for academic credit
Are you interested in participating in this activity?