Māori and Pasifika students

The School of Mathematics and Statistics is committed to supporting Māori and Pasifika students through their university experience.

Kia ora, Fakaalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Talofa lava and welcome to the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

We would like to congratulate you on choosing to study with us in the school of Mathematics and Statistics. You will face a range of new experiences and challenges, so it is essential to find the right support systems to ensure that you succeed while you are here.

STAT 193 Tutorial

The School has tutorials specifically designed to assist Māori and Pasifika students with Statistics in Practice (STAT 193). This course is for students who will be advancing in other disciplines as well as those majoring in Applied Statistics. For further information, please contact the course coordinator:

Māori and Pasifika advisors

Adam Day and Kelsey Firmin are the Māori and Pasifika advisors who can assist you throughout your undergraduate studies.

Whakawhānautanga/ Mafutaga

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 Pasifika students that are enrolled in mathematics and statistics courses. All Māori and Pasifika students will receive an email invitation so come along for an informal gathering to establish an active Māori/Pasifika community in the School. Please contact Kelsey Firmin for more information.

Information will be e-mailed to 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.