Ākonga Māori

Nau mai, tauti mai ki te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha

At UC, te Tari o te Amokapua Māori | the Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori (OAVCM) offer support and guidance 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, and is assisted by the work of our wider team in the office.

Get off to a great start

If you're thinking about university study or enrolling for the first time, our Kaiurungi can guide you from High School in to your chosen undergraduate degree. Once you're enrolled, a Kaiurungi 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
  • Tōia mai! First-year noho marae
  • Eke Panuku | UC Māori Orientation
  • Paihere - Tuākana-Tāina support
  • Tōia mai tuarua! First-year noho marae
  • Eke Tangaroa | Celebration for Māori graduands
  • Pastoral support and guidance
  • Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki Māori Students' Study Centre

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

For all enquiries

contact the Office of the AVC Māori

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Māori students

As a Māori student at UC, you will have access to a network of support services to help you to succeed in your chosen field of study.