Ākonga Māori

Nau mai, tauti mai ki te Ratonga Ākonga Māori o te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

At UC, te Ratonga Ākonga Māori | Māori Student Development Team (MDT) offer support and advice for all ākonga Māori. Our initiatives help ākonga Māori to succeed academically while encouraging personal growth and cultural connectedness through the support of our own unique hapori Māori here at UC.

UC is committed to providing a learning environment which promotes Aotearoa New Zealand's unique bicultural society, assisted by the work of Te Tari o Te Amokapua Māori | the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori.

Get off to a great start

If you're thiking about university study or enrolling for the first time, our Kaiwhatoro Ākonga Māori | Māori Outreach Advisor can guide you from High School to your chosen undergraduate degree. Once you're enrolled, a Kaipoipoi (Māori Student Development Advisor) will get in touch with you to see how you have settled in and provide information about the support services we provide like:

  • Academic support and guidance
  • Celebration for Māori graduands
  • Pastoral support and guidance
  • Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki Māori Students Study Centre
  • Te Punenga Postgraduate programme
  • Tuākana-Tāina Mentoring rogramme
  • UC Māori Orientation

For more information email maoridevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz or call +64 3 369 3868

For all enquiries

contact the Māori Student Development Team

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