Pacific student support services

University doesn’t have to be daunting. Discover our dedicated space for Pacific students and how we can help you reach your goals with advice and study support.

Pasifika success team photo
Pasifika Success team photo

Why use Pasifika Success?

At Pasifika Success (PS) we are committed to encouraging and assisting our Pacific students to be confident and independent learners.

We’ve all been students too and understand the challenges of studying at University, so we provide a culturally supportive and friendly environment to help you make the most of your study.

You might still be finding your way around and not sure who to turn to for academic, social, or mentoring support. We know too there may be issues outside of University like work, church or family that can affect your studies. You are not alone! Talk with us and find out how we can help you with the many demands of tertiary study and unlock your academic potential.

How to find us

We’re located in B113, near Old Choral Hall.

The success of all our Pacific students is extremely important to us. Feel free to drop in for a chat, and discuss the best ways we can help you. Make use of our kitchen, have a cuppa and chill out on our couches and beanbags in the Pacific student study space.

Services we provide

Pacific postgraduate support

One on one appointments – feedback on proposals, literature review etc.
Postgraduate writing retreats
Monthly Pacific postgraduate ‘Talanoa’
Pacific postgraduate network evenings
Academic writing

Understanding assignment questions

APA referencing
Brainstorming for assignments
Reading for meaning strategies
Avoiding plagiarism
Study Skills

Time management

Exam preparation
Note-taking skills
IT skills
Other issues

Financial advice

Assistance with accessing scholarships
StudyLink queries
Life issues affecting study
Mediation with lecturers

Tuakaqu Mentors

Find out more about Tuakaqu Mentors.

Who we are

We’ve all been students so we know what it’s like trying to get everything done and succeed. We don’t just listen, we help you find solutions.

Pelimani Fisi'iahi
Pasifika Success Coordinator
Emails: p.fisi'