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Year 12 Māori students welcomed to campus

03 July 2024

On Tuesday 2 July UC hosted over 200 taiohi Māori from schools across Ōtautahi Christchurch for Aukaha Tau 12.

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Aukaha gives tau 12 Māori students the opportunity to explore Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) and our campus, as well as to understand and develop pathways to help them attend university. The event gives taiohi Māori an understanding of how university works, and how they could fit into the UC community.

The day began with taiohi Māori taking a cultural narrative tour of campus run by current ākonga Māori. Students also attended two faculty-run sessions based on their interests, giving them insight into the range of study options at UC. The day finished with a Q&A session run by current ākonga Māori, sharing aspects of student life, including clubs and scholarship opportunities.

It was wonderful to host so many taiohi Māori on campus, offering them the chance to build connections and explore the many tertiary education pathways available before starting their learning journey at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha.


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