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New students

Whether you're starting your first degree or working on your PhD, we warmly welcome you to our Pasifika community.

Before you arrive

Getting prepared academically

Ease the academic transition with these helpful pointers—and check out the academic support our Pasifika Student Success team can offer you throughout your studies.


Whether you choose to stay with family or in University halls or private accommodation, making the right choice can be as important as choosing the right courses.

Money matters

Help and advice on staying on top of your budget while you study, including our Financial Survival Guide.

Course planning and advice

Talk to our experienced course advisers for help with course advice and planning. Contact us on 0800 04 04 04 or email

When you arrive

Get to know the Pasifika community on campus, committed to providing you with the environment, support, and guidance to make your time at university a positive experience. Meet key support staff, who include:

Student orientation

Learn more about our Pasifika students’ orientation, designed to connect you to all the support people who are here to help you succeed, and get you off to a great start. Contact our Pasifika Future Student Advisers.

Once you've started

Pasifika student services and support

University is not a solo journey, get connected with the people, services and facilities which are there to help you succeed through the ups and downs of study.

Tips for academic success

This great advice will help you to maximise the benefits you get from your courses and show your best work in assignments.