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School of Chemical Sciences

Māori and Pacific students

Welcome, kia ora, talofa, bula, malo e lelei, kia orana, fakalofa lahi atu.

The Tuākana programme is an academic support programme specifically for Māori and Pacific students in the School of Chemical Sciences. The Tuākana tutorial programme in chemistry aims to provide a friendly and informal supportive atmosphere to improve the achievement of its participants. The programme mainly involves staff and senior chemistry students working together with stage I and stage II students to provide tutorial support throughout the semester.

Benefits of being involved in the Tuākana programme include:

  • Increased support and encouragement
  • Increased communication
  • Increased networks – getting to know more students, at your own level
  • Increased enjoyment and opportunity to succeed

The coordinator's contact details are:

Dr David Salter
Phone: +64 9 923 4957 ext 84957

The mentors' contact details are:

Joe Peni

Julie Kho

Find more information for Māori and Pacific students on the Faculty of Science website.