Māori Student Support

Māori Management Student Mentors

The Māori mentors are a team of present senior students who are here to help, support, awhi, tautoko and manāki you during your mahi here at the management school. They are available daily for a korero on any raruraru you may need help with. The Māori mentors have connections with student services and networks right across the university campus, through the Māori staff network - Te Puna Tautoko.

Their goal is to focus on helping Māori students to achieve academic goals and success through support and providing extra academic help for your classes where you need it. They are here for all Māori management students. The Māori mentors, are senior students who have "been there, and done that".

The Māori mentors are here to help you with ANY take/issue, including:

  • Academic support for your papers
  • Dealing with Academic Departments, lecturers and tutorials.
  • Resources and study tips.
  • Whanau and money issues
  • Links to Māori Support Services/Networks;
  • Exam and Test Preparation
  • General hook ups and know how

They want to make sure that your study here with us is successful. The Māori mentors will play a key part in making sure that Māoritanga in the WMS is alive and kicking, and that as they say on the pouaka whakaata, its all about whanau!

Māori Management Student Network

Te Ranga Ngaku (TRN) is an established Maori student network within the Waikato Management School. The kaupapa of the roopu is to encourage whakawhanaungatanga of all Maori students through ManaakitangaAwhi, and Tautoko. The network is here to support and promote the activities and interests of Maori Management students. Activities organised by Te Ranga Ngaku include social sports, an annual 'haerenga' - employer networking trip, regular network meetings, social functions and much more. We also have our own study room with computer and internet access to help you in your mahi throughout the semester.

TRN is the recognized Maori student network within the WMS, and meets regularly with the Dean of the WMS, raising issues on behalf of tauira Maori. TRN has a national reputation, as being the most active Maori student network in commerce and business, looking after our Maori tauira right through from study within the WMS, to corporate Aotearoa and beyond.

We are all here to make sure that we succeed academically, build our connections with the corporate world for mahi when we finish, and most of all, have an awesome time while we do it!!

Māori Counselor

Coming to University means big changes in your life and you may need someone to talk to if you experience personal stress, course related difficulties or relationship problems. A full-time Maori counselor is available on campus to talk with you.

Spiritual support

The University offers pastoral guidance in a number of denominations. There are regular religious services on campus at the Lady Goodfellow Chapel and Kohinga Marama Marae.

Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Maori coordinates the University's mentoring units for Maori in each of the Schools. The Office also provides University-wide information on Maori academic retention and recruitment, and establishing pathways for Maori academic achievements.