Helpful links for Māori students
- Māori Students' Support Services
- Bridging Scholarships for students intending to proceed to Masters and PhD research
- Pānui – events
- Using Māori at the University
- Whānau Guide (PDF)
- Pacific Students Support
Kaiāwhina Māori — Māori Student Support Officer
The Division of Humanities Kaiāwhina Māori network is here to help students:
- access academic and pastoral support
- provide assistance with advocacy and scholarships,
- and liaise with Humanities departments regarding things Māori.
Our Divisional Kaiāwhina work with a team of Kaiāwhina across the Division.
The team of Kaiāwhina are also available to help with any queries or issues you may have.
Tēnā koutou katoa
The Kaiāwhina Māori role is held by Pipiwharauroa (Marie) Tutbury and Tenaya Brown.
Kia ora e te iwi!
Ko Mākeo te maunga
Ko Waiaua te awa
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Ruaumoko te whare
Ko Ngāti Patu Moana tōku hapū
Nō Te Whakatōhea ahau
Ko Pipiwharauroa (Marie) Tutbury tōku ingoa
Ko Titirangi te maunga
Ko Ūawanui-a-Ruamatua te awa
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Puketāwai raua ko Hinemaurea aku marae
Ko Te-Aitanga-ā-Hauiti te iwi
Ko Tenaya Hera-Maree Brown taku ingoa.
We are beyond privileged to be kaiāwhina Māori embedded in the Division of Humanities | Te Kete Aronui. We look forward to meeting our first year tauira, making connections with all our support staff around campus and supporting all kaimahi and Humanities tauira as best we can with their academic studies and journeys at the University of Otago.
As support people for tauira Māori enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees, our key responsibilities are:
- To liaise with academic departments and support services with respect to any issues relating to you and your course of study
- To act as a point of contact for all Māori students enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees
- To facilitate access to pastoral care, student services, course planning advice within the university
As support people for kaimahi within the Division of Humanities, our key responsibilities are:
- To provide advice and training to academic staff via their Heads of School and Programmes on tikanga, kawa, mihi, pōwhiri, and waiata, etc. to raise the cultural competency of Te Kete Aronui.
- To provide interpretation services as required to assist course examiners with the assessment of work submitted by students in te reo Māori.
- To support the retention and achievement of tauira Māori through providing advice and facilitating access to services, resources, and assistance available from the University of Otago.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, feedback or concerns. Please be assured that all information you share will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Tel +64 3 479 8681
Mobile +64 21 279 8681
Marie: 8am - 2pm drop in office hours (Mon-Fri)
And scheduled appointments outside these hours (Mon – Fri) until late
Tenaya: 9am - 4:30pm (Tues, Wed, Fri)
Please send an email to make an appointment if you wish to meet at a time outside regular office hours.
5th Floor, Burns Arts Building
Humanities Kaiāwhina contacts
Subject Librarian, Central Library
Subject Librarian, Robertson Library
Student Learning Centre contact
Tel +64 3 479 5788
Career Development Centre contacts
Tel +64 3 479 9149
Tel +64 3 479 5354