Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to Excellence
Te Ara ki Angitū, meaning 'Pathways to Excellence' is a bold and exciting programme aimed to make university more accessible for young people across many Waikato secondary schools.
E rere te manu whititua ki te taha tū o te rangi. Whakarongo, whakarongo!
Tēnei Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato e ngunguru nei. Hāpaitia ake te rakuraku a Tāwhaki hei tārai i ngā ara tiatia,
kia puta ki Te Ara ki Angitū! He mana, he tapu!
He putanga ki te whai ao, ki te ao mārama.
About the programme
The University of Waikato is committed to making teaching and learning accessible to the communities of the Waikato region, and this is the purpose behind Te Ara ki Angitū. We have partnered with the schools of the Waikato region to make University study more accessible by putting in place some key supports to students to transition from High School to University.
The programme includes:
- Guidance and support with the transition from high school to the University of Waikato.
- Support and mentoring while at University.
- A heavily subsidised, daily transport system between home and the University of Waikato, Hamilton (from selected Waikato towns).
We have a number of scholarships that students from our Te Ara ki Angitū schools can apply for, find out more
The ‘Ko Te Tangata’ scholarships support students from schools in the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions and are awarded based on financial need, leadership and community roles, academic ability and commitment to succeed in university study; recipients are awarded up to $5,000 to put towards their studies.
Transport to Uni
Find out about bus services to uni from selected towns around the Waikato
In 2017, University bus services began to run to and from selected towns across the Waikato.
They travel Monday to Friday to and from the University during the semester (not in the holidays). The buses are scheduled to arrive at the University by 8.45am, allowing you to make class from 9am to 5pm daily.
The cost for the bus is $1 a ride (Seats are limited and will be allocated to first-year students as a priority, then to others)
|Route 1||Tokoroa, Putaruru|
|Route 2||Te Kuiti, Otorohanga|
|Route 3||Te Kauwhata, Huntly, Ngāruawahia|
|Route 4||Thames, Ngātea, Waihi, Paeroa, Te Aroha, Waitoa, Morrinsville|
The bus service will be available from these towns, subject to demand.
Find out which schools are participating in the programme
Te Ara ki Angitū: Pathways to excellence programme runs in the regions of South Waikato, North Waikato, Piopio/Te Kuiti/Otorohanga, Coromandel/Whitianga/Whangamata, Thames/Hauraki, and Matamata/Piako. If you would like to see the schools on the programme, refer to the list below.
- Hauraki Plains College*
- Paeroa College*
- Waihi College*
- Te Aroha College*
- Matamata College*
- Morrinsville College*
- Te Wharekura o Te Rau Aroha*
- Otorohanga College*
South Waikato District
- Tokoroa High School*
- Forestview High School*
- Te Kura Kaupapa o Te Kaokaoroa o Pātatere*
- Putaruru College*
- Coromandel Area School
- Mercury Bay Area School
- Thames High School*
- Whangamata Area School
- Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Manaia
- Te Kauwhata College*
- Huntly College*
- Raglan Area School
- Ngāruawahia High School*
- Te Wharekura o Rākaumangamanga*
- Te Kuiti High School*
- Piopio College
- Te Wharekura o Maniapoto*
*The bus service will be available from these towns, subject to demand.
Strengthening the partnership
Participating schools will also be engaged to consider other collaborative opportunities such as University of Waikato learning hubs in schools, and the UniStart programme which allows high school students to enrol in University papers.
Our dedicated support staff are here to help you
Here at Waikato, we have a dedicated and friendly team of support staff. They'll keep you up-to-date with services and opportunities that can help you with your studies and settling into university life, they can also provide guidance with any enrolment or scholarship applications, or assist you with extra mentoring.
Te Ara ki Angitū programme student success stories
If you have any questions about studying at the University of Waikato please contact our friendly Future Student Advisers:
Phone: 0800 WAIKATO