Tuākana Programme

Our Māori and Pacific students can receive tutorial support, course information and exam workshops through the Tuākana mentoring programme. An established cohort of students and staff will help you to reach your full potential.

Students working on computers at Tuakana Programme.

Tuākana study rooms

The Faculty of Science has dedicated course-specific study rooms for our Tuākana students to use for individual or small group study.

Alongside tutorials and revision sessions, the study rooms are also a quiet place to relax and focus on the work you need to do. Our Tuākana coordinators will be nearby to answer any questions you may have. Kaua e whakamā – don't be shy, we look forward to meeting you.

Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Room B13-15, Building 303

Biological Science & Marine Science

Room G34, Building 104


Room 301.198, Building 301


Room 301.188, Building 301


Room 301.184, Building 301

Computer Science

Room 301.183, Building 301

Meet our Tuākana coordinators

For more information about the programme, such as course-specific Tuākana coordinators and other services available to Māori and Pacific students in our science community, please download the Tuākana app, or contact our Tuākana programme coordinators:

Faculty of Science, Kaiārahi

Michael Steedman
Email: m.steedman@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 3511 


Sharon Televave, Student Support Advisor (Māori and Pacific)
Email: s.televave@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 373 9905

Celebrating 25 years of Tuākana in Science

Read about the Tuākana programme, from its humble beginnings as a support initiative for our Māori and Pacific students, to the present day as a robust support programme with many graduates in the workforce and doing great things out in their community.