Our University-wide learning community, enhancing the academic success of Māori and Pacific students, is called Tuākana.

Our University is committed to enhancing the academic success of Māori and Pacific students. In your faculty there will be academic support available to Māori and Pacific undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Tuākana programme as it is known in the following faculties: (Arts, Science, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Engineering). In the Auckland Law School, the programme available for our learners are Māori Academic Programme (MAP) and Pacific Academic Strategies for Success (PASS). For Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the academic support programme offered is Māori and Pacific Admission Scheme (MAPAS). In the Faculty of Education and Social Work, Pacific Academic Success (PAS) and Te Korowai Atawhai (TKA) are available for our learners. The Centre for Pacific Studies (CPS) also offers their academic support programme for undergraduate students (Vakamoana) and postgraduate students (Vaka).

These spaces offer small-group learning, whakawhanaungatanga, wānanga, fonotaga, face-to-face meetings and workshops. These help connect Māori and Pacific students with senior Māori and Pacific students (tuākana), academic teaching staff, and key people across the University.

There are supported by dedicated staff and meeting spaces with students often developing their own programmes to complement the teaching and learning environment.

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If you have any questions on how to connect with your Tuākana programme, please contact us at tuakanaUoA@auckland.ac.nz