Pacific Islands students' support
Warm Pacific greetings
Talofa Lava, my name is Sia Lei-Mata’afa and I am the Pacific Islands Students’ Support Officer in the Division of Humanities.
I am Samoan, born and raised in Dunedin. I have a Bachelor of Teaching endorsed in Primary Education from the University of Otago, College of Education.
I am excited to be supporting students from the Pacific Islands. I am here to work with you, support you, and assist you on your academic journey to Otago.
As the support person for Pacific Islands students enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees, my 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 Pacific Islands students enrolled in Humanities papers and degrees
- To facilitate access to pastoral care, student services, course planning advice within the university
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, feedback or concerns. Please be assured that all information you share will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
My office hours
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm | Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm
Please send me an email to make an appointment if you would like to meet at a time outside my regular office hours.
Departmental Pacific Islands students' contacts
Anthropology & Archaeology
College of Education
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English and Linguistics
History and Art History
Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Law
Media, Film and Communication
Music, Theatre and Performing Arts
Bachelor of Performing Arts
National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
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Sociology, Gender Studies and Criminology
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