Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini kē
Mine is not the strength of one, but the strength of many
Pou Whakamanawa- Māori Success Advisor
The Māori Success Advisor will respond to Māori students’ issues and/or co-ordinate appropriate support where they feel comfortable to progress forward on their own. If there is an issue which threatens to slow or halt your academic progress, contact the Māori Success Advisor, no matter how big or small the issue might seem. Advice and support is offered across a range of areas that encompass educational, cultural, spiritual, economic, social and sometimes personal growth.
From enrolment to graduation:
- Enrolment: Where to go, whom to see, what to write etc?
- Fees: How to pay, when to pay, whom to pay, do you have to pay?
- Capability: How will I know if I can handle the work, can I make it etc?
- Technology: Computers, emails, internet - what do I need to know?
- Understanding: Academic language, terminology, long words etc.
- Adjustment: Will I fit in, can I study and work, what about my kids etc?
- Introductions: How do I introduce myself, will I have to say it in Māori etc?
- Level of study: Will it be too easy or too difficult etc?
- Support networks: Who will help me if I have problems/issues?
The Māori Success Advisor can also act as a mentor - someone who has already completed their first year of study and can assist you with course-related tasks.
- Individual tutoring
- Assignment writing skills
- Proof reading assignments
- Public speaking skills
- Exam preparation
- Time management
- Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
The Māori Success Advisor can refer you for:
- Peer tutoring (Te Kete Wānanga)
- Financial advice/support (Kia Ngāwari)
- Health concerns (Kia Ngāwari)
- Counselling (Vitae)
- Study skills (Poutama)
Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, mehe maunga teitei
Pursue your dreams with passion and if anything should get in the way let it be a lofty mountain
Other support and services that you may find useful
Vitae Counselling Services Kia Ngawari - Wellington Region Health and Welfare Services Pacific Students