Te Puna Tautoko
Here at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, we have a huge network of Māori staff and students to support you on your journey.
Whether you are a first year student or have returned from the workforce to enter into studies, we are here to ensure your time at University is a success. In addition to our Māori Mentoring services based in the Faculty or Divisions, our Te Puna Tautoko members also work in our central services. Find help in a range of areas including essay writing, referencing, using the library, student health, student advocacy. Please get in touch with someone from our team below.
Study skills, university tech support and free courses
For help with medical issues, counselling, violence prevention, sexual health and more
Navigating the library resources, referencing, tips and tours
Career planning, scholarship applications, CVs, interview skills, Career Fairs, employer campus visits.
Use the scholarship finder and get in touch for how you can improve your application
Student advocacy, support and home to your VP Māori
Future Student Advisors:
Prospective student information and opportunities to assist in recruitment activities
DVC Māori Office:
Home of the Māori ki Waikato team and a number of tauira programmes and events
Ngā roopū Māori:
Social, sporting or academic. There's bound to be a group for you!
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.