Te Toi o Matariki - Māori Graduate Excellence Programme

Te Toi o Matariki, he ara whānui he ara tiketike

He karanga maioha tēnei ki ngā tauira Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato e whai nei i ngā tohu hōnore, ngā tohu paerua rānei. Nau mai, piki mai ki ngā momo huinga tautoko e whakaatu nei i raro i te maru o Te Toi o Matariki!

Te Toi o Matariki (the Māori Graduate Excellence Programme) is designed to support and encourage Māori excellence at the graduate and postgraduate level of studies.

The programme supports Maori students by:

  • encouraging entry into graduate and post-graduate studies;  ​
  • providing initiatives that strengthen research capability;
  • providing positive networking opportunities and forums for discussion and dialogue.

The five initiatives that support the programme are:

1. Te Toi o Matariki Workshop Series

The Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori office coordinates a range of workshops aimed at supporting graduate study and research. Dates and times are emailed out to all current Graduate students.

2. Te Toi o Matariki Graduate Conference

The conference provides opportunities for Māori graduate students to promote their research and to gain experience presenting in a supportive and encouraging academic forum.

Please see our conference webpage for more details. 

3. Te Toi o Matariki Writing Retreats

The Te Toi o Matariki writing retreat provides quality conditions for Māori Graduate and Postgraduate students to complete a substantial piece of scholarly writing.

4. Faculty-based support initiatives

Each Faculty / School provides support for Māori Graduate and Postgraduate students. For more information regarding these please contact your relevant Māori mentoring unit. The details of each mentoring unit are available on the menu to the left.

5. Te Pūtea Tautoko

The purpose of Te Pūtea Tautoko is to enhance academic success for Māori students who have proven academic potential but are experiencing financial constraints or other special circumstances. The value of the Award will be up to $3,000.

To be kept up to date via email regarding the various Te Toi o Matariki initiatives and to RSVP for any of the central workshops, please email your name and programme of study to Kahurangi Waititi.

On behalf of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori Office, we wish you the best in your graduate studies.