Māori and Pacific Students
Te Rōpū Āwhina Whanau
Support for Māori and Pacific students is provided by Te Rōpū Āwhina Whanau, a mentoring programme. Āwhina was established at Victoria University of Wellington in 1999, in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Architecture and Design.
The focus of Āwhina is to encourage future Māori and Pacific scientists, technologists, engineers, architects and designers in their studies, so they can contribute to Māori and Pacific development.
Senior undergraduate and postgraduate Māori and Pacific students act as mentors to ensure first and second year students flourish at university. Whānau rooms with computer access are provided for private study.
A range of fun outreach activities to schools and community groups are run by Āwhina during the year.
Visit the Āwhina website.