The AUT Māori and Pasifika Postgraduate Wānanga Series is made up of 3 key activities.
The aim of the wānanga series is to build a culture of support for AUT Māori and Pasifika Postgraduate students across the entire University and to foster a network of collaboration to support these students through their higher degree journey.
The wānanga weekends (five each semester) are held over the academic year, March to November, at Ngā Wai o Horotiu Marae. These weekends are free and include all meals and accommodation at our beautiful marae.
The wānanga weekends for 2011 will be held on the following dates:
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|4 & 5 March||22 & 23 July|
|1 & 2 April||19 & 20 August|
|29 & 30 April||17 & 18 September|
|27 & 28 May||14 & 15 October|
|24 & 25 June||11 & 12 November|
The wānanga weekends will offer:
We encourage you to attend the entire weekend to make the most of our facilities and supportive staff.
Friday nights: Dinner followed by “The Postgraduate Seminar” series is led by students. It is an opportunity for Māori and Pasifika students to present their research in a safe and comfortable environment.
Saturday: A mix of “Educational Tours” e.g. visits to Auckland Museum Archives and “Academic/Pastoral Workshops” e.g. Postgraduate Academic Writing workshop and students forums such as ‘supervision experiences’.
The purpose of the writing retreat is to allow students to spend quality and uninterrupted time to write to progress their theses.
Winter writing retreat: 10 July – 17 July
Summer writing retreat: 27 November – 1 December
This 2 day student driven symposium provides a platform to profile AUT's Māori and Pasifika postgraduate scholars and to share their knowledge and desire in strengthening the community of scholars within the academy.
Day 1 includes guest speakers, postgraduate presentations and a debate between lecturers and students.
Day 2 is to celebrate and encourage friendships, and networking amongst students and their families. There will be indoor and outdoor activites followed by a BBQ.
Pasifika Postgraduate Coordinator - Office of Pasifika Advancement
To register and receive regular updates email Tania Smith at email@example.com