Moana-Oceania Academic Initiative (MAI)
MAI runs many student support schemes to foster and advance Moana Oceania achievement.
MAI initiatives are designed to nurture and promote the desire for academic excellence. To this end, MAI programs focus on supplementing compulsory academic courses and furnishing students with skills and experiences that are helpful for entering the legal profession. MAI initiatives are also designed to provide a smoother transition into the Law School, to ensure that Moana Oceania students realise their potential.
Every year, regular MAI tutorials are offered for all compulsory Part I, Part II and Part III courses.
MAI tutorials run in addition to the mainstream tutorials. They are only compulsory for students who gain entry into Part II under the MOANA Oceania TAS; all other Moana Oceania students may attend in accordance with the Moana Oceania Attendance Policy. Students aiming to get into the LLB (Hons) degree are strongly advised to attend MAI tutorials.
Students will be able to self-stream into the tutorials via the MAI pages on CANVAS. A schedule of the tutorial dates, room and tutors will be uploaded before semester 1 begins.
MAI runs pre-assessments fonos/workshops for compulsory courses, prior to all assessments and exams. These fonos/workshops follow on from the regular tutorials and are only open to students who participate in the MAI tutorial programme.
Information about upcoming workshops will be posted on Canvas.
MAI attendance policy
1. Enrolment for the MAI programme is voluntary, with the exception of those students who have a formal agreement with the faculty stating otherwise.
2. All students who do enroll into the MAI programme agree to adhere to the MAI attendance requirements as stated below:
a. All students must attend every MAI tutorial and workshop.
b. In the event that the student is unavoidably absent from a MAI tutorial due to class clash, illness, family emergency or similar reason, the student must file a tutorial absence notice with either the Susuga Faiako or the Student Support Adviser – Moana Oceania.
c. If the student is absent from two MAI tutorials and has failed to file a tutorial absence notice for both of those absences, the faculty will assume the student no longer wishes to participate in MAI and may exclude the student from all subsequent MAI initiatives. In that event the student will not be able to attend MAI tutorials, workshops and other professional development initiatives.