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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Aaron Nonoa

Manager Pasifika Student Success
Academic Office · Pasifika Student Success Team

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

Pasifika Engagement Adviser – Senior Students FHSS and Education

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Fabiefara Filo

Manager Pasifika Student Success · Pasifika Student Success Team
Academic Office · Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)

Book an appointment to meet with Fabie

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

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Stariana Framhein

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Academic Office

Book an appointment to meet with Stariana

Wellington School of Business and Government

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Mela Kaufusi

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Academic Office

Book an appointment to meet with Mela

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

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Mele Porter

Pasifika Engagement Adviser
Academic Office

Book an appointment to meet with Mele

Pasifika Postgraduate Support

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

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
  • Pasifika Haos: 15 Mount Street, Kelburn Campus
  • Whanau/’Āiga Room: VS128, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro Campus
  • Tabua Room: RHMZ18, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus

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 support staff

More student support

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