Māori student services

Staff, services and groups committed to providing you with the environment and guidance to make university a positive experience. Unumia i te puna tauwhiro.

Maori student services

Te Pūtahi Atawhai

Te Pūtahi Atawhai is a centre for Māori and Pasifika students committed to academic and personal success at Victoria University. Our team provides a warm and comfortable space at university to express your own culture, be encouraged to pursue your dreams and develop your strengths.

Academic mentoring

For Māori and Pasifika students in Faculty of Commerce, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music. Get connected with a senior student who has excelled and wants to share their knowledge and experience. Find out more about getting mentored at Te Pūtahi Atawhai.

Holistic advice

Te Pūtahi Atawhai provide guidance, support and a listening ear. We assist with life skills, including finances, time management, scholarships, transitioning into university and advocacy, including support around extensions, serious family/health issues and more. 

Study Wānanga

Each trimester, this revision Wānanga brings together lecturers and students so that you can study efficiently and do as well as possible in your exams.

Faculty and School services

Faculties and Schools within the University offer a range of services specifically for Māori students, including mentoring, study groups and support staff.

Te Rōpu Āwhina

Te Rōpu Āwhina is the on-campus whānau for Māori and Pacific students enrolled in degrees and majors within the faculties of Science, Engineering and Architecture and Design.

The goal (kaupapa) of Āwhina is to produce Māori and Pacific scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians, architects and designers who will contribute to Māori and Pacific development and leadership.

Āwhina values:

  • an inclusive whānau environment
  • high expectations, aspirations and achievements
  • collective success
  • reciprocity.

Come and meet the Āwhina staff, who will connect you with mentoring and support for your university journey.

Ngāi Tauira

Ngāi Tauira—the Māori students’ association, represents the interests of tauira Māori studying at Victoria University.

Ngāi Tauira provides a number of services to tauira from advocacy and support, providing scholarships and funding, representation of academic boards and councils, national representation, social networking and pastoral support.

There are other students' associations and networks available to assist you, such as MAI ki Pōneke for Māori  postgraduate students, visit the student rōpu page for more details.

Student support services

At Victoria, we offer a wide range of services for all students, so you have the support you need to ensure a successful university experience.

The following services are just some of the services open to all students enrolled at Victoria:

For a full list of support services that you can access, check out the student services and support page.