Our Initiatives

AUT's Office of Pacific Advancement maintains and facilitates initiatives of importance to Pacific communities.

AUT and the Office of Pacific Advancement are leading initiatives designed to:

  • Maintain relationships with Pacific communities and key stakeholders in New Zealand and in the wider Pacific region
  • Provide dedicated support through case management, academic tutoring and data analysis to raise success rates for Pacific students in targeted papers
  • Deliver targeted programmes for primary, intermediate and high school students to create a pipeline transition into university
  • Develop an Oceanian Leadership Network for AUT students to provide academic support, mentorship and opportunities for personal growth
  • Celebrate the New Zealand Pacific language weeks by developing short videos for social media to increase awareness and generate discussion on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Support a programme designed to increase the number of Pacific academics working at universities in New Zealand
  • Deliver a five-week university preparation programme designed to assist students in their successful transition into university
  • Encourage students into high school subject pathways by using robotic projects in order to provide a greater opportunity of achieving University Entrance
  • Promote and empower AUT’s Pacific staff across the university by sharing their research and staff profiles across various digital platforms
  • Deliver a comprehensive mentoring and leadership programme aimed at high achieving Pacific students
  • Implement study sessions, various workshops and mid-semester programmes to enhance the success of students