School of Mathematics and Statistics

Māori and Pasifika Students

Te Rōpū Āwhina Whanau

Support for Māori and Pasifika 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 Pasifika scientists, technologists, engineers, architects and designers in their studies, so they can contribute to Māori and Pasifika development.

Senior undergraduate and postgraduate Māori and Pasifika 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.

STAT 193 Tutorial

Statistics for Natural and Social Sciences (Stat 193) offers a tutorial class designed for Māori and Pasifika Students. For information please contact the course coordinator Richard Arnold.


Whakawhanaungatanga/ Mafutaga

Dates: 5th June, 7th August, 2nd October, 27th November 2015

Location: CO 350

Time : 12-1pm

Māori and Pasifika students from the school are invited to come along to a Bi-Monthly hui. This is an opportunity to get to know other Māori and PI students that are enrolled in Math and Statistics Courses. Come along for an informal gathering to establish an active Māori/PI Community at MSOR. It would be great to see you!

Kai provided.

All Māori and PI students will receive an email invitation.