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Te Piringa Mentoring Programmes

Te Piringa - Faculty of Law offers mentoring services to its International, Māori, and Pacific Island Students.

International Mentor

Kemi Hughes

Meet the 2021 International Mentor, Kemi Hughes.

I am Kemi, a third-year doctoral student researching in the areas of global environmental law and governance. Coincidentally, this is also my third year serving as an international mentor. Being an international student, I know how tough it is to study in a foreign country and this motivates my passion to help you navigate through your studies and uni life as seamlessly as possible. If you are experiencing academic challenges or just wanting someone to talk to, I am here for that.  Feel free to pop into the office or email me.

Kemi can be found on the third floor of N Block (the Law Building) between 9am-11am on Tuesdays.

Her email address is [email protected]

Pacific Island Student Mentor

Kristoffer Lavasi'i

Meet the 2021 Pacific Mentor, Kris Lavasi'i.

Talofa lava, malo e lelei, bula vinaka, kia orana, tālofa, taloha ni, kam na mauri, halo olageta, håfa ådai, ia orana, wa wa wa, aloha, iọkwe and warm Pacific greetings! My name is Kris and I am in my sixth year of a conjoint Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Social Sciences Double Major (English and Psychology). I am here to serve our students with any questions, concerns or confusion they might have. From questions about to assignments right through to where the best food on campus is found! 

University is a long and often difficult journey and we all benefit from as many people as possible rowing alongside us as we imua - move forward together. So please do not hesitate to get in touch - I am here for you

Kris can be found on the third floor of N Block (the Law Building) between 11am-12pm on Mondays, and on zoom between 2pm-3pm on Tuesdays via the link: https://waikato.zoom.us/j/6357643219

His email address is [email protected]

Maori Student Mentors

The Maori Mentors are trained and experienced University students who offer academic support and pastoral care to Maori law students. Each Mentor has been assigned to a specific year group, but can also answer queries in relation to papers from Year 1-4. The Mentors are very friendly and will provide you with the best advice they can. If you wish to see a Mentor, either visit their office hours in N.3.05 (Law Faculty), or email them on [email protected]

You can find out more about Te Whakahiapo here.

No reira e hoa ma, kaua e whakama. Nau mai, haere mai.