Creation of the Tuākana Programme : The University of Auckland's initiative to connect Māori and Pacific students.
The University of Auckland is ranked as one of the most engaged universities in matters of sustainable development around the world. One of its primary goal is to create a safe and equitable place to learn for all its students. That is why they have launched the Tuākana Programme, in order to support the Māori community and enhance the academic success of Māori students.
Māori students have opportunities to study in the Faculty of Law, in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and in the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
These spaces offer small-group learning, 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.