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First step—Te kuhunga ki te ara poutama

Get some help and advice for navigating your way through your first year at the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation.

Kuhunga: To enable you to visualise the start of your academic and creative journey with us. We use this word to emphasise your ‘first steps’.

Ara means ‘path’ and Poutama speaks to the many exciting learning ‘pathways’ you will undertake towards a successful and creative journey.

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Welcome to Architecture

Read a welcome message from the Architecture First Year Coordinator, Emina Petrovic.

Read Emina's message

Welcome to Design Innovation

Read a welcome message from Jessica Freire, the Programme Lead for First Year Design.

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