Student Support in Science and Engineering

Te Pūtahi o te ManawaKiriana Isgrove

Māori Mentors

A team of successful Kaitiaki/Mentors are available to help you with subject specific areas within your paper.

Science Help

Science help is available to first year students. This is a series of extra drop-in tutorials with paid tutors, to help you with your studies. Please email the Maori Mentor Coordinator Kevin Eastwood if you would like to access to one-on-one tutoring for biology, physics and chemistry.

Online Support

Online Support via Moodle is a Te Pūtahi o te Mānawa/Māori Science Support presence.  This provides another forum where students can communicate with kaitiaki/mentors and the Maori Mentor Coordinator, or as a forum to talk to each other.

Study Wānanga (Workshops)

There comes a time in the academic year where students have to make sure that they are on-track and are well positioned heading into exams and peak assessment time.  

Workshops can help ensure your success, and those on offer include: SciBoost; Time Management; MS Word; MS Excel; Essay Writing; Exam Preparation; APA Referencing and others if needed.

Lunches, competitions and prizes will help inspire you to continue on successfully in your papers. 

The Maori Mentor Coordinator also runs a series of coffee clubs throughout the year to provide an extra opportunity to discuss your progress.

Other Events

Student welcome and orientation for new students will involve being invited to the University-wide Pōwhiri where the Maori Mentor Coordinator and mentors will be there to meet newcomers.

Orientation Week (first week of semester) is a great opportunity to meet the Maori Mentor Coordinator and kaitiaki/mentors, who will make themselves available for students throughout the first two weeks.

Māori Info Day takes place early in A Semester.  This day has been organised as a time for all University students to meet one another and key support staff.

Student gatherings will take place during each semester offering a forum to mix and mingle with fellow scientists, share information and ideas.

Smaller student gatherings may be targeted at specific student groups such as; graduates, first year students, 2nd /3rd year or subject specific to increase awareness of which students are within each of the related fields.

Workshops will also be provided throughout the semester that offer help and advice in a non-academic area and support the pastoral care of students.

Te Huakirangi Māori Science Summer School is a fun-packed week-long science experience for Year 11 students, held on campus at Waikato University. >>Find out more