Nau mai, whakapiripiri mai – Welcome!
E te tī, e te tā, e ngā karangatanga maha o te motu, mauri ora ki a koutou katoa.
Our suite of initiatives for Māori students cater to our first-year students through to our PhD students. We’re with you from beginning to end to ensure your time at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato is a success.
Click on the links below to learn more about the support services available to all Māori students at the Hamilton and Tauranga campuses.
Māori Mentoring Units
Our Māori Mentoring Units are dedicated to improving Māori student achievement at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.
Te Toi o Matariki
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.
MAI ki Waikato
An annual programme of meetings and workshops for Māori and Indigenous PhD students who are enrolled or interested in enrolling in a doctoral programme.
Te Puna Tautoko
TPT is a network of Māori staff and students across the University who can advocate and support Māori kaupapa.
Find out which clubs and groups you may be interested in being a part of.
Te Kāhui Pīrere
Te Kāhui Pīrere helps to ensure first-year Māori students have the best start possible at the University of Waikato.
Te Hononga ā Kiwa
The goals of THAK are to increase Māori business capability and awareness and to improve Māori business engagement in the North Asia (NACAPE), the Southeast Asia (SEACAPE) and the Latin America (LATAMCAPE) regions.
This student leadership programme's objective is to develop and nurture Māori students to become leaders and global citizens.
Māori Mentoring Units
Our Māori mentoring units are dedicated to improving Māori student achievement here at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Within each unit, you will find friendly mentors who are current students and know all about the struggles and successes of student life. They are here to help you achieve academically throughout your studies here at the University of Waikato. They focus on Pastoral, Procedural and Academic support which basically includes anything and everything. You might have relationship issues with your flatmate, need assistance with re-enrolment or advice about your upcoming assignment. If they can't help you themselves they will guide you towards someone who can. Our mentors would love to help you so please don't be shy, come in and see us or email us. You will find the links to each faculty's unit in the index to the left of this page.