Ākonga Māori

Nau mai, tauti mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha!

UC Māori offers support, advice and guidance for all ākonga Māori studying at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC).  Lead by the whānau at Te Tari o te Amokapua Māori | Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori (OAVCM) our initiatives focus on supporting ākonga Māori to succeed academically, while encouraging personal growth and connection to Māori community and culture.

Manaakitanga is important to us.  Whether you are thinking about university study or enrolling for the first time, UC Māori can provide you with guidance and support to ensure the study pathway you choose, is right for you.  We will continue to support you through to the completion of your chosen degree and also offer a range of services and initiatives designed to help you succeed.

  • Academic support and guidance
  • Manaaki atu, manaaki mai - pastoral care, support and guidance
  • Tōia Mai – a noho marae experience for first year ākonga Māori
  • Eke Panuku - our UC Māori Orientation event
  • Paihere – our UC Māori Tuākana-Tāina mentoring and leadership programme
  • Eke Tangaroa – our UC Māori Celebration for Māori graduands and graduates
  • Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki Māori – the UC Māori Students' Study Centre

Once you've enrolled, one of our Kaiurungi will connect with you to ensure you are settling well and have all the information you need.

Nāia te reo whakamanuhiri e karanga atu nei - tōia mai tō waka ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha!

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.