Pasifika orientation

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

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 Students’ Orientation welcomes all new Pasifika students and families to Victoria University of Wellington. We provide a week–long programme to help new students transition into university studies. You will have opportunities to meet key staff and students and get involved in a range of activities aimed to help prepare you for a successful academic journey.

This is a great week to kick start the next season in your life. We believe the University will be your home away from home. We look forward to supporting you on your journey at Victoria University of Wellington.

Pasifika Orientation 2020 Welcome

Monday 24 February, 5–8 pm

Lecture theatre 1, Te Toki a Rata Building, Kelburn campus

The programme begins with the Pasifika Orientation 2020 Welcome—you and your family are warmly invited to attend.

Come and join us to:

  • Be officially welcomed to Victoria University of Wellington
  • 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 that you are coming and how many family members will attend.

Timetable

Mon 24 Feb

5-8 pm

Lecture theatre 1, Te Roki Rata building, Kelburn campus
Tue 25 Feb

Get your enrolment, finances, course advice and other general matters sorted before classes start. Come along and see the team.

8.30 am-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Start your morning with some good breakfast and learn about the student services.

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Get a personalised tour of the library and get familiar with the resources available to you.

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

Have good food with good company. Come around for lunch and make new connections.

12 noon-1.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Great session helping you understand life at the University.

1-2.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Fun and games with your Pasifika student community. Bring your sports gear, water bottle and good vibes!

3-4.30 pm

BOYD WILSON FIELD, KELBURN
Wed 26 Feb

Get your enrolment, finances, course advice and other general matters sorted before classes start. Come along and see the team.

8.30-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Start your morning with some good breakfast and learn about the student services.

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

10 am-12 noon

Humanities & Social Sciences, Education and Music - AM102 and AM104 Alan MacDiarmid Building

10 am-12 noon

Science, Engineering & Health - AM101, Alan MacDiarmid Building

10 am-12 noon

Law - AM105, Alan MacDiarmid Building

10 am-12 noon

Commerce - AM103, Alan MacDiarmid Building

Have good food with good company. Come around for lunch and make new connections.

12 noon-1 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

An opportunity for Pasifika mature students to come together and talanoa about your journey that you are about to embark on for 2020.

2-3 pm

WAN SOLWARA, LEVEL 2, LIBRARY

Navigating and take a campus tour with our Student Ambassadors.

2-3 pm

AM102 AND AM104, ALAN MACDIARMID BUILDING
Thu 27 Feb

8.30-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Start your morning with some good breakfast and learn about the student services.

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

Have good food with good company. Come around for a break, have some lunch and make some new connections.

1-2 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Pasifika students meeting the Maori students, cultural performances and much more! Come get amongst this wonderful occasion where two cultures meet.

2-3.30 pm

The Hub
Fri 28 Feb

Start your morning with some good breakfast and learning about the cultural student movements and associations

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Reflect, evaluate and get ready for study!

10-10.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Hang out with all the new students down at the park! Great way to end your orientation week.

11 am-3 pm

Kelburn Park, Salamanca Road

Contact

For more information about our support services, come along to the Pasifika Orientation home-base in AM102–AM104, Alan Macdiarmid Building, or contact our Pasifika Liaison officer.