Te Fale


Ā mātou kaupapa

Te Fale Pouāwhina is dedicated to advancing Māori and Pacific scholars academic achievement, aspirations and well-being.

We value being Māori and Pacific and deliver a service that is informed by who we are as indigenous people as well as research.

We are part of the Māori and Pacific teaching and learning community and work with student services and associations.

Ka taea e mātou te āwhina

Te Fale Pouāwhina whanau are Māori and Pacific graduates and students of Te Whare Wānanga o Tamaki Makaurau.

We will share our skills, knowledge and expertise to enhance your academic skills. This can include development in assignment writing, academic reading, critical thinking, well-being, study skills and strategies for preparing and sitting exams.

'Ka taea te takahi wai e koe ki runga i te mōhio o ngā toka'

You can walk on water when you know where the rocks are!

Ā mātou mahi

  • Akoako (consultations) - Korero/talanoa with a Pouāwhina Learning Adviser

  • Awheawhe (workshop) - join with other students to develop academic skills, nurture the va, engage in whanaungatanga and have fun

    • Check with your Faculty Tuākana or Student Support Service for our workshops

    • Te Tumu Herenga also have a series of academic skills workshops

  • Wānanga - enrich your academic skill through ako, manaakitanga and whanaungtanga

    • Wānanga focus on a specific skill set e.g. Tuhia ki te rangi -essay writing, Maramatanga - study skills and exam preparation.

    • Keep a lookout for panui on our social media, TFP website or Tuākana

  • Rauemi Ipurangi (online resources) - we have resources that will help you with every aspect of university study, check out our event panui or be inspired by the voice of wisdom

    • Go to the online resources links on this page.

    • Follow us on Instagram @tfp_uoa or Like us at fb @tefalepouawhina

  • Toro mai (visit us) - our doors are open 8 - 5 Monday to Friday

    • Level 1 Kate Edgar Information Commons - look for our name and the tohu design on the window!

    • You can use our space for study, kai, korero or chill!

Online Drop-in schedule

Korero with a Pouāwhina without making an appointment via Zoom

You can also kanohi ki te kanohi or fesiofaki, that is, korero in person by contacting a Pouāwhina