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Māori & Pasifika Support

UCOL's kaupapa is to develop great graduates who make a difference wherever they work in the world, and we are here to support you and your whānau during your UCOL journey.

We tautoko/support our tauira from the word go. Our pre-enrolment conversation process 'Kōrero' for Māori/Pasifika interested in enrolling in certificate level programmes involves catch-ups with prospective students before even getting to the stage of talking about programme information. We want to ensure that you are headed for the right course, studying at the right level at the right time, in the right place, to ensure your success.

As part of Rourou Aronui, our Māori Education Strategy we collaborate closely with other student services across UCOL and with iwi and Māori/Pasifika communities to provide holistic cultural support.

Our Manawatū, Whanganui and Masterton campuses have Kaiāwhina/support staff available to work alongside Māori students during their time at UCOL. Manawatū campus also has a Pasifika support staff member available. Students at our Auckland campus also have access to our Māori and Pasifika services; access to these services can be arranged through lecturers.

Want to know more? Our team would love to meet you, pop into the whānau room on your campus or send us an email.

UCOL Manawatū

Te Hiringa Te Mahara, Room 3.0.04

Huia Papuni-Tuhaka
Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Hine
Kaiāwhina Tahuru – Admin Support for Office of Director Māori / Kōrero Process

Erica William
Ngāi Tūhoe

Tahau Williams
Ngāti Tūwharetoa / Ngāti Raukawa
Raukura programme

Roimata Olson
Ngāti Kauwhata
Raukura programme

UCOL Whanganui

Te Huihuinga, Room E.1.52

Mere Robb
Te Whanau-A-Apanui

Cath Goodhall
Kaitiaki Akonga
Ngā Wairiki/Ngāti Apa/Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi/Ngā Rauru

UCOL Masterton

Whakaoriori Marae

Maxine Hemi
Ngāti Porou |Ngāti Kahungunu |Rangitāne
Raukura Engagement Coordinator