Faculty of Arts
Tuākana is a mentoring service for Stage I Māori and Pacific students.
The Tuākana Arts undergraduate programme provides academic and pastoral support to first year Māori and Pacific students in a culturally familiar environment.
Tuākana provide workshops, monitor the due dates of coursework and work with students who may struggle to meet course deadlines. The workshops are organised and run by Tuākana mentors (experienced students) who provide pastoral and academic support to students.
Undergraduate Equity Co-ordinator
Phone: + 64 9 373 7599 ext 84219
Our mentors are high-achieving Arts students who share their pathways to success to help you on the road to yours. The mentors also run workshops around assignment and exam time, and you can contact them to find out when they have office hours.
You can find Tuākana Arts mentors throughout the faculty, in almost every department. You can contact them by email to make an appointment to discuss your coursework, learning or to find out what workshops you can attend to supplement your lectures and tutorials.
Tuākana Arts mentors know where and how to get the help you need.
|Asian Studiesemail@example.com||Maia Turei|
Applied Language Studies and Linguistics
Alex Tuxford (English Writing/Academic English Studies)
|Art Historyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Adelaide Dunn|
|Classics and Ancient Historyemail@example.com||Marcia Leenen, Zoë Henry and Sophie Coombe|
|Englishfirstname.lastname@example.org||Michelle Johansson and Michael McLeod|
|Film, Television and Media Studiesemail@example.com||Jay Tausi and Chloe Manga|
|Historyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Aleisha Skelton and Angela Vaai|
|Māori Studiesemail@example.com||Valentino Wichman and Sam Stone|
|Pacific Studies, Centre firstname.lastname@example.org||Janet Ikimotu and Kya Lal|
|Philosophyemail@example.com||Talia Sellars and Rereaute Tamanui|
|Political Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org||David Green, Aroha Fletcher and Benedict Stewart|
Adam Thompson (Italian)
Joshua Tahana (Spanish)
Kirstie Macdiarmid (German)
Aria Newfield (French)
Moeata Keil, Saia Mataele and Adam Craigie
Jay Tausi (stage 2&3)