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Support for Pacific Islands Students

Pacific Islands Students' Support

Warm Pacific Greetings

We are here to support all Pacific students enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees. We help to:

  • Liaise with academic departments and support services with respect to any issues relating to you and your course of study
  • Facilitate access to pastoral care, student services, course planning advice within the university.

Please contact the Division of Humanities if you have a question, a comment or a concern.

Confidentiality and action with any problems or queries are guaranteed. We are here to help you. If we are unable to help you, we will connect you with someone who can.

Tel 64 3 479 8671

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Departmental Pacific Islands Students contacts

Anthropology & Archaeology

Professor Glenn Summerhayes


Dr Arlene Allan

College of Education

Early Childhood

Associate Professor Jacques Van der Meer


Associate Professor Jacques Van der Meer

Southland Campus

Pauline Smith

English and Linguistics

Associate Professor Jacob Edmond


Ben Varkalis

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History and Art History

Professor Judy Bennett

Languages and Cultures

Dr Christiane Leurquin

Faculty of Law

Professor Rex Ahdar

Media, Film and Communication

Dr Kevin Fisher

Music, Theatre and Performing Arts


Dr Jennifer Cattermole

Theatre Studies

Lisa Warrington

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Dr Suzanne Little

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National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Dr SungYong Lee


Associate Professor Andrew Moore


Dr Iati Iati  (First Semester)

Associate Professor Brian Roper (Second Semester)


Dr Mele Taumoepeau

Sociology, Gender and Social Work

Dr Patrick Vakaoti

Te Tumu

Dr Michelle Schaaf

Theology and Religion

Professor Murray Rae

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Library Contacts

Shiobhan Smith
Liaison Librarian, Central Library

Jacinta Beckwith
Kaitiaki Mātauranga, Hocken Library

Katherine Milburn
Hocken Library

Amanda Mills
Liaison Librarian, Hocken Library

Student Learning Development

Pauline Brook
+64 3 479 5788