UniBound Summer

Start university strong with UniBound, a programme for Pacific school leavers that will help you achieve your study goals and step into uni with confidence.

Get on the road to success

UniBound Summer is a five-week academic enrichment programme to prepare Pacific school leavers for university studies. It's designed to prepare students to achieve at the University of Auckland, and to help students transition into university life.

UniBound students will have the opportunity to complete ARTSGEN 104 – Te Parekereke. This is a credit-bearing course that will go towards your University of Auckland degree. Alongside ARTSGEN 104, we offer a wide range of activities focusing set on building your confidence and improving your study skills.

Pacific culture and history is a key focus of UniBound, and you’ll have the chance to take your learning to the next level with team activities and workshops such as UNI 101. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the university, learn about the support services we have and navigate your way around campus. You will also be a part of an inclusive whānau that will ensure you have the best start possible to your university journey.

If you want to build your confidence and improve your study skills – or if you’re unsure if university is right for you but want to give it a go – then UniBound Summer is the perfect programme for you.

Programme schedule

Our Kōkiri Raumati (Summer Programmes) Induction Day is on Friday 6 December 2024. Come and experience what your time in UniBound will be like and get the opportunity to create early connections. More details will be released closer to the date.

Our 2025 programme schedule has yet to be confirmed. However, we do have some awesome new events that we are excited to include. Stay tuned!

Registrations are open for all students of Pacific descent who have shown interest or who have already applied for a University of Auckland accredited programme. Students who have not yet formally applied to the University will get guidance and assistance to do so.

UniBound supporting during TFC

For UniBound Summer students entering the Tertiary Foundation Programme (TFC) in Semester 1, 2025, the UniBound Team continues to provide support beyond UniBound Summer. TFC is a great option for those who are unsure if they will achieve University Entrance or receive an offer to the University. 

The UniBound team will provide pastoral and academic support during your time in TFC to ensure you have the best start possible to your university journey.

Please note that acceptance into the UniBound Summer programme does not imply that application for admission to any other University programme will be accepted.

Please contact us if you are unsure about your eligibility.

Programme confirmation

Placement in the UniBound Programme is not guaranteed.

Once you have registered interest for the UniBound Summer programme, we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Frequently asked questions

Want to learn more? Check out our FAQs for more information about UniBound Summer.

Contact us

If there’s anything you’re unsure of, please do not hesitate to contact our team below. 

UniBound Team

Junior Toailoa 
UniBound Manager
Phone: +64 27 234 0552
Email: j.isara@auckland.ac.nz

Sara Toleafoa 
Student Support Adviser - UniBound
Email: sara.toleafoa@auckland.ac.nz

UniBound Room
20 Wynyard Street,
Auckland CBD 1010
Building 273, Room 201G.

Junior Toailoa, UniBound Manager
Sara Toleafoa, Student Support Adviser UniBound

Privacy statement

The University of Auckland values the privacy of every individual’s personal information and is committed to the protection of personal information. The personal information you provide during the UniBound application process and throughout any subsequent participation in the UniBound programme will be collected and held by the University in accordance with the Admission Privacy Statement.

By proceeding to register your interest in this programme, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions stated in this document.