Māori Student Support

Nau Mai Haere Mai!

Greetings and Welcome to the School of Science. We are pleased that you have chosen to join us here at The University of Waikato.

Te Pūtahi o te Manawa

Our Māori Student Support Rōpū is Te Pūtahi o te Manawa, and we are here to help where we can during your time here and in the future with us.

We offer various support initiatives, events and other activities to ensure you are provided with quality support options during your studies.

We have Mentoring and Science Help Tutorials to provide the extra kanohi ki te kanohi academic support. Online forums to encourage peer support, extra resources and important Pānui. We have many activities during the year to keep you going and get to know each other in the School. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Student Success Coordinator

Rewa Gilbert is the Student Success Coordinator for the School of Science and the School of Engineering. Feel free to contact Rewa:

Room: F.G.06A
Phone: +64 7 837 9384

Māori Mentors

Our team of successful Māori Mentors are available to help you with subject specific areas within your programme.

Help Tutorials

Science Help Tutorials are available to first year students within our School. This is a series of extra drop-in tutorials to help you with your studies.

Online Support

Online Support via Moodle and Facebook is available under the Te Pūtahi o te Mānawa / Māori Science Support name. These online forums are where students can communicate with each other, tutors, Kaitiaki / mentors, also present and past students. Feel free to add yourself to these pages.  Make sure you also check out the University of Waikato's Māori@Waikato webpages.

Study Wānanga and 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.

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

Study Wānanga will help students heading into exams to prepare, review and revise over their paper content before the final exams. The Student Success Coordinator will make contact to when wānanga will be held during the year.

Orientation Week

Pōwhiri for New Students

The first week prior to the Semester start date is Orientation Week. During this week, there are many activities across the Campus and this week is your opportunity to sort the last minute queries or things you need to confirm for your enrolment etc. New students are invited to the University-wide Pōwhiri where the Student Success Coordinator and mentors will be there to meet all the newcomers and answer any questions or queries you may have.

Māori Orientation

During Orientation Week we have a set event to welcome our new Māori students. This is a great opportunity to get together and meet your whanaunga Māori, both within your School and across the University. The Student Success Coordinator and kaitiaki / mentors will be at the Māori Orientation to meet all our newcomers and introduce you to our School.

Māori Info Day

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


This sporting event takes place in both Trimester A and B. This day has been organised as a day for all students to apply their physical skills and abilities in a fun team environment.