Tuākana Arts

Tuākana Arts is the Māori and Pacific academic community in the Faculty of Arts.

We're here to help you through your journey at university, and to achieve your full academic potential. We offer wānanga, workshops, mentoring, and many other services for our teina. The principles of kanohi ki te kanohi and whakawhanaungatanga are vital to everything we do.

Tuākana Arts is built around four pou:

Ako
We utilise the best practices in Māori and Pacific teaching to help our students reach their potential.

Tikanga
We ensure excellence in Māori and Pacific cultural practice at the University so that our teaching is more culturally responsive and constructive for our students.

Āhua
We raise the voices and visibility of Māori and Pacific students and worldviews in the University.

Whānau
Whānau and whakapapa is our base. We use korero tuku iho to build and nurture relationships with our teina, and we work together to continually improve the University for all our students.

Our Tuākana

Our Tuākana are all high-achieving Arts students, and are there to share their stories, and to help you build yours as you go through your study.

Each school has a number of Tuākana, as well as a Pou Awhina, who leads the team of Tuākana mentors for their respective schools.

Pou Awhina

School of Social Sciences

George Greig
ggre603@aucklanduni.ac.nz

School of Humanities

Kesaia Tapuluelu
ktap363@aucklanduni.ac.nz

School of Culture, Language and Linguistics

Aisha Hancox
ahan494@aucklanduni.ac.nz

Become a Tuākana

If you're interested in being a Tuākana, submit an Expression of Interest.

Contact

Chip Matthews
Student Support Adviser
c.matthews@auckland.ac.nz