Support for Māori and Pasifika students

Māori and Pasifika students can access academic mentoring, exam preparation sessions, and Business School-specific student associations.

Academic mentoring

Āwhina and Pasifika Student Success run academic mentoring programmes for Māori and Pasifika students that pair you with a student mentor who has achieved good grades.

There are three types of mentoring available:

  • one-on-one mentoring
  • group mentoring
  • informal mentoring through social media platforms (if you are a student in your final year of study).

Study wānanga

During Study Week, Āwhina and Pasifika Student Success run course-specific examination preparation sessions for Māori and Pasifika students. These sessions are facilitated by lecturers of the courses and run over three to four days.

Māori and Pasifika student associations

Ngā Tāura Ūmanga (NTU)

Ngā Tāura Ūmanga (NTU), the Māori Students' Commerce Association, plays a key role in developing strong relationships between Māori students, staff, and alumni.

NTU organises social and networking events, participates in national hui, and has access to scholarships and other information that will encourage and assist you along your path as a Māori in the business world.

Pacific Island and Commerce Students Association (PICSA)

Pacific Island and Commerce Students Association (PICSA) has several goals including:

  • to protect and promote the interests of all Pasifika Commerce students
  • to manage the Pasifika students based at both Kelburn and Pipitea campuses
  • to be a place of transition and growth
  • to help raise Pasifika students' academic achievements
  • to provide all its services in a way that is fair to everyone.

Māori and Pasifika support staff

Māori and Pasifika support staff at Wellington School of Business and Government can be contacted for support meeting the challenges of university life and study.

Manager Student and Academic Services
Wellington School of Business and Government

Student Administration Advisor
Wellington School of Business and Government

Student Administration Advisor
Wellington School of Business and Government