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Te Āhurutanga Māori Student Leadership Programme

This programme allows students to gain learning and understanding beyond the classroom environment. It provides:

  • a space to foster relationships;
  • opportunities for professional development;
  • community engagement; and
  • help to explore the complexities of being a young Māori in te ao hurihuri, this ever-changing world.

Photo of our 2017 intake at the final event for the year.


Programme Details

VISION

To enable Māori students at the University of Waikato, to become global citizens, leaders and role models in te ao Māori, te ao mātauranga and te ao whānui.

CORE VALUES:

  • Tikanga/te reo Māori: Upholding and celebrating our culture through the use of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.
  • Taumata: Encouraging high achievement and excellence that breeds success in all areas.
  • Tuakana-teina: Providing an open and positive environment where knowledge and understanding can be exchanged between new participants, Alumni and previous programme participants.
  • Whanaungatanga: Providing opportunities to connect and engage with others.
  • Whanaketanga: Navigating future pathways that can contribute to the advancement of Māori individuals and communities.
  • Rangatiratanga: Building the confidence and capability of participants.

THE PROJECT

The Te Āhurutanga Māori Student Leadership Programme will give you the opportunity to create and design a project initiative that will impact the community you are passionate about.  No idea is too big or too small.

It will focus on four key areas of learning:

  1. Ngā pūkenga – Capability building
  2. Ngā taonga tuku iho – Cultural empowerment
  3. Ngā hapori whānui – Community engagement
  4. Ngā hononga – Strengthening connections

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Demonstrate basic attributes and understanding of Māori cultural practices and protocols (i.e., tikanga, kawa, relationships and the interconnectedness of iwi, hapū & whānau)
  • Demonstrate awareness of Māori perspectives and values on a topical issue
  • Investigate leadership practices
  • Identify resources in order to be an effective leader
  • Use an activity assessment to demonstrate leadership skills such as integrity, communication, vision, resilience, and confidence in the community

2020 APPLICATIONS

We are now looking for students to be part of the Te Āhurutanga Māori Student Leadership Programme for 2020.

Please note that you must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  1. Be studying full time at the University of Waikato in either Hamilton or Tauranga;
  2. Have completed at least one year of tertiary studies (preferably at Waikato);
  3. Be of Māori descent;
  4. Have passed more than half of your papers.

Applications will be assessed by the Programme Coordinator and applicants will be required to attend a short interview.

Click here to fill out the application form.

Registrations close on the 18th of March 2020.

Further information

For any further questions please email [email protected]or contact the Programme Coordinator, Tuatahi Nightingale-Pene on 07 837 9714.