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, 5–8pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid 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

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Tue 25 Feb

8.30 am-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

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

12 noon-1.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

1-2 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

2-4 pm

Main gym, Recreation centre
Wed 26 Feb

8.30-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

9.30 am-12 noon

Various locations; you will be advised at breakfast

12 noon-1 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building
Thu 27 Feb

8.30-3.30 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

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

1-2 pm

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

Meet our Maori whanau

2-3.30 pm

The Hub
Fri 28 Feb

8.30-9.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

10-10.30 am

AM102 and AM104, Alan MacDiarmid building

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.