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Pacific Development Team

05 November 2023

The Pacific Development Team (PDT) provides extensive support, opportunities, programmes, and events for our Pasifika students as well as some initiatives for UC staff and the wider community. Meet our Pacific Development Team.

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Special hours

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The Pacific Development Team (PDT) provide extensive support, opportunities, programmes, and events for Pasifika students at UC as well as some initiatives for UC staff and the wider community. See below for some of the services that are provided. 


Pastoral Care

Our Pacific Advisors and Team leader are the main pastoral care providers for Pasifika students at UC. They are available via email, telephone or for face to face meetings with students to help with almost anything and can be considered the first stop for most issues. They can support students with:

  1. Enrolment and other system issues
  2. Fees Free and Studylink processes
  3. Liaising with different departments/individuals both internally and externally of UC
  4. Being there for general talking and having someone to listen

Part of our team's pastoral care includes our Pasifika Mentoring Programme and our PASS Tutoring programme. See programmes for more information on these. 

Pacific Events, Outreach and Communications

Our Pacific Engagement Coordinator along with our team administrator ensure that all of our students are kept in the loop with important communications throughout the year.

We also run a number of events (see our events page). If you need to communicate with Pasifika students at UC, or would like to know more about our events, please email us.

UC Pacific Strategy

Our Director of Pacific Development and our Pacific Academic Lead, both work to advance the achievement of Pasifika students at a strategic level.

This includes development, implementation, and oversight of our UC Pacific Strategy, as well as providing advice and expertise to UC Staff.

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