Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Namaste, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, 'Alii, Malo ni, Halo Olaketa, Mauri, Aloha mai e and warm Pacific Greetings.
UC features one of the most innovative support systems for Pacific Students.
UC is one of the leading universities in New Zealand for research quality and has a well-established research centre that is dedicated to Pacific Studies – the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.
We pride ourselves on the strong links we have with other Pacific educational institutions and we work closely with local Pacific communities.
The Pacific Development Team runs many events. Pasifika Welcome is our first major event and is for all Pacific students and their families.
We also have dedicated Pacific Education Advisors and specific events for College of Education students that are held at the Dovedale campus.
- UC Pasifika Strategy (PDF, 1023KB)
UC has specific spaces for Pasifika students to network, study and socialise. Find out more.
There are a variety of targeted scholarships, grants and awards to fund university study for Pacific students.
UC's Pasifika students share their journeys, successes and other stories in blogs on The Insider's Guide to UC.
For all enquiries about our services
get in touch with the Pacific Development Team
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