Department of Sport and Exercise Science


Māori and Pacific students

Welcome, kia ora, talofa, bula, malo e lelei, kia orana, fakalofa lahi atu.

If you would like to talk to someone about the Science Tuākana programme, please contact the course coordinator for advice or contact the Faculty of Science Kaiārahi:

Michael Steedman
Email: m.steedman@auckland.ac.nz

More information on the programme and facilities is on the Faculty of Science website for Māori and Pacific students.


We recognise that the transition from school, employment, care giving, or parenting into university life can be difficult.

The Department, organises many activities to make this transition easier, including voluntary tutorial and discussion groups, sports afternoons, departmental functions and an open door policy.  Waruna also assists in the smooth transition for new undergraduate students.

There is a peer mentoring scheme whereby incoming students are paired up with a second or third year volunteer. The mentoring scheme has made an enormous difference to our departmental culture. Pass rates in difficult papers increased by 25% in the first year our department ran the scheme along with extra drop-in tutorials.