Pasifika orientation

The Pasifika orientation helps Pasifika students prepare for a successful journey. Find out about the events and how we can help you in your time at Victoria.

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kam nau mauri, Gud de tru, Kaselehlie, Halo olgeta, la orana, Aloha mai e, Kia ora and warm Pasifika greetings.

The Pasifika orientation welcomes all Pasifika students and their families to the University. We provide a week-long programme to transition new students into university studies. We believe Victoria University of Wellington will be your home away from home.

Pasifika Orientation 2019 Welcome

Monday 25 February, 5–8pm

MCLT 103, Maclaurin Building, Kelburn campus

The programme begins with the Pasifika Orientation 2019 Welcome—you and your family are warmly invited to attend.

Come and join us to:

  • Be officially welcomed to Victoria University
  • Get familiar with the University and what it has to offer
  • Meet key staff and services plus other new Pasifika students
  • Receive vital information for you and your family about your studies.

Light refreshments will be provided. We need an idea of numbers attending and any special dietary requirements to assist us with catering purposes. Please RSVP by Thursday 21 February that you are coming and how many family members will attend.

Timetable

Mon 25 Feb

You and your family are warmly invited to attend the Pasifika Orientation 2019 Welcome. Please RSVP by Thursday 21 February that you are coming and how many family members will attend.

5-8 pm

MCLT 103, Maclaurin building
Tue 26 Feb

Need help with course changes? Finances? And other general enquiries come see the staff on the get sorted desk.

8.30 am-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Free kai and listen to the awesome services around the university

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Get to know the Library staff and the space

9.30-10.30 am

Depart from AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid

General overview of student IT, includes practical session.

10.30 am-12 noon

KKLT301, Kirk building

Free kai and enjoy meeting new students.

12 noon-1 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

All things you need to know abour being a student at university. Top Tips session!

1-2.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Bring your sports gears and be ready to have some fun!

2.30-4 pm

Main gym, Recreation centre
Wed 27 Feb

Need help with course changes? Finances? And other general enquiries come see the staff on the get sorted desk.

8.30 am-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Free kai and listen to the awesome services around the university

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Become familiar with staff in your respective faculty.

10 am-12 noon

Various locations; you will be advised at breakfast

Free kai and enjoy meeting new students.

12 noon-1 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Come grab some freebies from your Student Body!

3-4 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Thu 28 Feb

Need help with course changes? Finances? And other general enquiries come see the staff on the get sorted desk.

8.30 am-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Free kai and listen to the awesome services around the university

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Half-day session to help get you started with your academic study and to meet new people - you must register online

9.30 am-1 pm

MCLT103, Maclaurin building

Free kai and enjoy meeting new students.

1-2 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Meet our Maori whanau

2.30-3.30 pm

The Hub
Friday 1 Mar

Free kai and meet with your Cultural groups

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Reflect, rewind and re-group. Last session for Pasifika Orientation, so come along!

9.30-10.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Fun-filled event with an opportunity to mix and mingle with all new students.

11am-3 pm

Kelburn Park, Salamanca Road

Academic and social support

For more information about academic and social support contact our Pasifika Liaison officer.