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Support for Pacific Islands Students

Pacific Islands Students' Support Officer

Warm Pacific Greetings

esmay_eteuatiMy name is Esmay Eteuati and I am the Pacific Islands Students' Support Officer in the Humanities Division.

I am of Samoan descent, born in Wellington and raised in Dunedin. I have a Diploma in Primary Teaching, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Indigenous Studies from the University of Otago. I have lived and taught in Samoa for 14 years. Proud of my heritage and a strong advocate for supporting/encouraging all students from all the Pacific Island nations, I am here to work with you and assist you where possible.

As the support person for all Pacific students enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees, I 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 feel free to contact me if you have a question, a comment or a concern.

Confidentiality and action with any problems or queries are guaranteed. Give me a call or email me. I am here to help you. If I am unable to help you, I will connect you with someone who can.

Tel 64 3 479 9616
Fax 64 3 479 5024
Email esmay.eteuati@otago.ac.nz
Office Room 5C9a, Fifth Floor, Arts Building
95 Albany Street, University of Otago, Dunedin

My office hours

Monday 9am-5pm | Friday 9am-5pm

Please send me an email to make an appointment if you would like to meet at a time outside my regular office hours.

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Departmental Pacific Islands Students contacts

Anthropology & Archaeology

Professor Glenn Summerhayes
glenn.summerhayes@otago.ac.nz

Classics

Dr Arlene Allan
arlene.allan@otago.ac.nz

College of Education

Early Childhood

Associate Professor Jacques Van der Meer
jacques.vandermeer@otago.ac.nz

Primary

Associate Professor Jacques Van der Meer
jacques.vandermeer@otago.ac.nz

Southland Campus

Pauline Smith
pauline.smith@otago.ac.nz

English and Linguistics

Associate Professor Jacob Edmond
jacob.edmond@otago.ac.nz

Geography

Ben Varkalis
btv@geography.otago.ac.nz

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History and Art History

Professor Judy Bennett
judy.bennett@otago.ac.nz

Languages and Cultures

Dr Christiane Leurquin
christiane.leurquin@otago.ac.nz

Faculty of Law

Professor Rex Ahdar
rex.ahdar@otago.ac.nz

Media, Film and Communication

Dr Kevin Fisher
kevin.fisher@otago.ac.nz

Music, Theatre and Performing Arts

Music

Dr Jennifer Cattermole
jennifer.cattermole@otago.ac.nz

Theatre Studies

Lisa Warrington
lisa.warrington@otago.ac.nz

Bachelor of Performing Arts

Dr Suzanne Little
suzanne.little@otago.ac.nz

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National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Dr SungYong Lee
sungyong.lee@otago.ac.nz

Philosophy

Associate Professor Andrew Moore
andrew.moore@otago.ac.nz

Politics

Dr Iati Iati  (First Semester)
iati.iati@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Brian Roper (Second Semester)
brian.roper@otago.ac.nz

Psychology

Dr Mele Taumoepeau
mele@psy.otago.ac.nz

Sociology, Gender and Social Work

Dr Patrick Vakaoti
patrick.vakaoti@otago.ac.nz

Te Tumu

Dr Michelle Schaaf
michelle.schaaf@otago.ac.nz

Theology and Religion

Professor Murray Rae
murray.rae@otago.ac.nz

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Library Contacts

Shiobhan Smith
Liaison Librarian, Central Library
shiobhan.smith@otago.ac.nz

Jacinta Beckwith
Kaitiaki Mātauranga, Hocken Library
jacinta.beckwith@otago.ac.nz

Katherine Milburn
Hocken Library
katherine.milburn@otago.ac.nz

Amanda Mills
Liaison Librarian, Hocken Library
amanda.mills@otago.ac.nz

Student Learning Development

Pauline Brook
pauline.brook@otago.ac.nz
+64 3 479 5788