Pasifika Student Success

We offer supportive environments and services for every stage of your journey, whether you’re a new student or in your final year.

The Pasifika Student Success team is the University ‘āiga (family) who journey with all Pasifika students at Te Herenga Waka. The team fosters learning and teaching communities in an environment that celebrates Pasifika cultures, is welcoming and safe, and is focused on academic excellence, personal growth, and wellbeing. The team engage with Pasifika students on campus and via various online platforms, such as Zoom, email, phone, and social media.

You can book in with any of the team below–click on the button beside their name and it will take you to their personal booking link.

Meet the team

Manager, Pasifika Student Success

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Faamatuainu Nonoa

Manager, Pasifika Student Success
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor Pasifika

Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Wellington Faculty of Education

Senior Pasifika Engagement Adviser – Post-Graduate students FHSS and Education

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Fabie Filo

Senior Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Pasifika

Pasifika Engagement Adviser – 1 and 2 year FHSS and Education Students

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Latu Amani

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Pasifika

Pasifika Engagement Adviser – 3rd year FHSS and Education Students

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Faiga Su'a

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistance Vice Chancellor Pasifika

Wellington School of Business and Government

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Mela Kaufusi

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Academic Office · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Pasifika

Wellington Faculty of Science, Wellington Faculty of Engineering and the Wellington Faculty of Health

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Alofa Wright

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Pasifika

Wellington Faculty of Law

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Marina Wall

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Pasifika

Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation

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Ryan Simpson

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Pasifika Student Success · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Pasifika

Pasifika Postgraduate Support

Victoria University of Wellington has an active and dynamic community of postgraduate students from throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, and across the Pacific region.

Postgraduate support is available, please contact pasifika-student-success@vuw.ac.nz

The individual faculties administer and oversee all Honours and Masters programmes, while the Faculty of Graduate Research (FGR) administers and oversees all Doctoral programmes.

Find out more about the Faculty of Graduate Research.

Pasifika spaces

The following spaces are available for all Pasifika students to use:

  • CO145a, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus
  • TTR107, Te Toki a Rata, Kelburn Campus
  • VZ513, Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Campus
  • Whanau/’Āiga Room: VS128, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus
  • Tabua Room: RHMZ18, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus
  • EA401: Easterfield,  Building, Kelburn Campus
  • Wan Solwara, Kelburn Library Level 2, Rankine Brown Building
  • G15, Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay

If you need access, email pasifika-student-success@vuw.ac.nz.

Events

The PSS team run many events throughout the trimesters for all Pasifika students. More information on our facebook, Instagram, and in your emails.

More student support

The University offers a range of student support services to help you succeed academically and make your experience a positive one.