The Deputy Vice Chancellor Māori office presents the Te Toi o Matariki Symposium. Come and join our Masters students in a day of research presentations, kōrero about graduate journeys and pathways, and guest speakers. Engage in Masters Research from across the University and listen to what’s involved in Masters Research from our student presenters, and panelist – both current students and alumni.

The whakaaro behind this symposium is to make it student, career and future focused. That is, hearing about current student experiences of the Masters’ journey, and alumni experiences of life after Masters at Waikato.

Date: Tuesday, 16 October

Where: Waikato Management School teaching rooms MSB.1.36 & 37, on level one

Time: 8.30am – 3.30pm

  • Masters Student Presentations: The day begins with presentations from Masters Students who have completed or doing the research component of their Masters. Come and listen to our top Māori students discuss a wide range of kaupapa. These students are a representation of the level of commitment and work associated with Master’s research. This component also has an award, Peoples' Choice, whereby the people in the audience vote for their presentation of choice. A cash prize will be awarded to the person with the most votes.
  • Journeys’ Panel: This panel includes both current students and those who have just finished their Masters and waiting to graduate. Come and talk with the panellist as they share their research journeys and experiences to enlighten and inspire potential Māori post-grad students.
  • Careers’ workshop: Heather Lowery-Kappes, from the University’s Careers services, will deliver a workshop that addresses such questions as “what next?”, “why did I start?”, “Why am I continuing this?” and provide practical considerations for when one finishes their Masters journey here at Waikato – a practical workshop if you like to prepare one for mahi after Masters.
  • Research Poster Competition: This element offers a bit of competition for Masters Students to present their research in poster form. All Masters Students are encouraged to submit a poster for this competition and we welcome students who are at any stage of the research process. If you are interested in submitting a poster please complete this Registration Form. Prizes include $400 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, $200 for 3rd, and $400 for peoples’ choice. More details about the poster competition will be forwarded to those who are interested.
  • Keynote speaker: Our keynote speaker is a former user of the TTOM programme and co-founder of Pipi Mā. Come and listen to her story of life after Masters here at Waikato.
  • Pathways’ Panel: The day concludes with this panel, which includes those alumni who have completed their Masters at Waikato, were a part of our programme and have moved into employment. Come and talk with alumni to discuss their career pathways and journeys to their chosen/current career to provide potential and current Māori students of the potential career opportunities out there.

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For further enquires about this event, please email [email protected]

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For further enquires about this event, please email  [email protected]

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Ngā manaakitanga,
Nā te Ahupaepae o te Ihorangi Māori