Māori and Pasifika students

Join our Māori and Pasifika teams—enjoy some kai, and chat with current students and staff to find out about university life.

Māori students

Making sure to participate in all activities taking place throughout the whole of Open Day is key! As a Māori student, connecting with the on-campus whānau can also help prepare you for what to expect once becoming a student.

There are plenty of ways you can connect to the whānau throughout the day, so be sure to check out:

Te Kāinga

Join our Māori future student advisers and Te Herenga Waka whānau in Te Kāinga—the Māori students’ HQ:

  • Location: Room 103 (AM103), Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 8.15 am–3 pm

Mihi whakatau

The mihi whakatau (official welcome) in Te Kāinga begins at 8.45 am. After that, enjoy a rolling kai, chat with current students, connect with Māori student services and we will head off to the Māori student information session in Maclaurin building.

Māori student information session

Be sure to head along to the Māori student information session at 9.15 am in Room 102 (MCLT102), Level 1, Maclaurin building. This will be an in-depth discussion with the Māori future student advisers and other key Māori staff about admission, scholarships, course selection, accommodation, and any other tips for Māori students.

Pasifika students

Join our Pasifika team in The Village—our Pasifika students’ hub:

  • Location: Room 101 (AM101), Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
  • Time: Drop in anytime between 8.15 am and 3.30 pm

Food will be available throughout the day. This is a great opportunity to meet our Pasifika staff and students as well as learn about the University’s support services and student life. Come along to The Village and get among the Pasifika vibes!

Pasifika student information session

Come along to the Pasifika student information session at 10.15 am in Room 122 (COLT122), Level 1, Cotton building. This will be a talanoa with the Pasifika future student advisers and other key Pasifika staff about admission, scholarships, course selection, accommodation, and any other tips for Pasifika students.