Māori and Pasifika Support
Mā mātou o te whānau o Te Tā te Ākonga Ako e tautoko, e āwhina i a koutou katoa. Ko tō mātou tūmanako, kia tae koutou ki te taumata o te mātauranga. Nō reira, haere mai ki tō mātou Te Tā te Ākonga Ako ki te tūtaki i a mātou, ngā kai Āwhina.
Talofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Ni sa bula vinaka, Kia orana, Talofa ni, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ia orana, Aloha mai e, warm Pacific greetings!
Learning Services is a free service that offers learning and study advice to Ara students. All of our Learning Advisors are committed to support you in developing your academic skills, such as:
- Study skills
- Academic reading and writing
- Assignment planning
- APA referencing skills
- Exam and test preparation
- Maths skills
You can meet with a Learning Advisor during our daily “drop-in” sessions or by booking in for an appointment.
Learning Services offer a range of services, resources and information for Māori and Pasifika students:
- One-on-one academic support with our Māori Learning Advisor (Dora Langsbury) and Pasifika Learning Advisors (Georgie Archibald and Afoa Patiole)
- Māori and Pasifika shared study group space
- Linking you with other Māori and Pasifika support services at Ara
- Māori and Pasifika information resources
To find out more or to book an appointment with us, please contact Learning Services email@example.com
|Māori Language: Articles/Databases - Recommended databases in the subject guides||Website|
|Te Aka Māori dictionary - Online dictionary||Website|
|Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand - The encyclopedia of New Zealand, a complete guide to our people, enviornment, history, culture and society.||Website|
|Te Whanake Podcast - Learn Māori language online||Website|
|Te Ao Hou - Magazines that were published by the Māori community aimed at provided interesting informative reading for Māori homes.||Website|
|Mai Journal - MAI Journal is an open access journal that publishes multidisciplinary peer-reviewed articles that critically analyse and address indigenous and Pacific issues in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand||Website|
|Te Kaunihera Maori - A Māori periodical||Website|
|The journal of the Polynesian society - Historical Māori inormation||Website|
|Te Puna search - Allows you to search all New Zealand library catalogues, any books found can be ordered by Ara library staff.||Website|
|PASS Study Groups - Information about one hour weekly study groups set up by learning services to help with particular subjects, business, computing, nursing, midwifery, allied health, pre health, Maori language||Website|
|Room bookings - Details on how to book rooms for good study.||Website|
|Pasifika subject guides - Recommended resources in the subject guides||Website|
|Amending your keyboard - Details on how to type macrons for Pasifika languages on an Ara computer.||Website|
|Learning services online resources -||Website|
Maths Drop-in at City Campus, Christchurch
Many programmes and courses contain a maths component, which many students find difficult.
We are here to:
- help unblock your maths "phobia"
- build your confidence with numeracy and basic maths concepts
- reinforce your learning with more complex maths issues relating to your programme.
For help with maths:
- come to Maths drop-in sessions. See details of where and when below.
- book appointments to work individually (or in small groups) with a learning advisor for maths.
- make use of the computer programs in the Maths Room at City campus, Christchurch. Talk to a tutor about how to get started.
- Monday to Friday, 12-1pm in the Maths Room, L224, upstairs in the Library
Maths Room Online
Maths Room Online on Moodle is an online environment where you will find maths worksheets, past exam papers, worked out examples, summary posters, maths videos and animations. You will also find links to computer programs, interesting websites and discussion boards.
Log on to Maths Room Online using your username and password, note this works best in chrome.
Learning Services support at Woolston Campus, Christchurch
- Book an appointment at Learning Services in the Student Services Building.
Learning Services support at Timaru Campus
- Book an appointment at Learning Services in the First floor Library.
- Drop-in available Monday to Friday 12-1pm in the Library.
Effective learning in New Zealand
Are you a new International student at Ara?
We understand that living and studying in a new country is an exciting opportunity, and that you will have many questions about teaching and learning in New Zealand.
To help you, we have created an online resource with information about New Zealand places, culture and the learning environment at Ara. It includes videos of current and past International students and tutors talking about teaching and learning at Ara and the many different ways International students are supported.
This online guide also has useful study tips and activities to help you be a more successful student at Ara, and an online discussion forum where you can connect with other International students or Ara staff if you wish. You can self-enrol in the ‘International students Effective Learning in New Zealand (eLiNZ) course’ by clicking on this link: click here
The International student eLiNZ course can also be located on your Moodle dashboard under Study Support.
We are committed to supporting you as an Ara student and hope you find the information useful
PASS study groups
- go over the important topics from lectures and tutorials
- study with other students in your course
- work in small groups
- do quizzes and activities to help you learn and remember
- ask questions in a relaxed environment
- develop effective study and learning strategies, and
- prepare for tests and exams.
|AMIA500 / NZDB500||Introduction to Accounting / Accounting Principles||(Moodle)|
|AMCL510 / NZDB510||Commercial Law/Introduction to Commercial Law||(Moodle)|
|AMEC520 / NZDB520||Economics / The Economic Environment||(Moodle)|
|AMMA530 / NZDB530||Management / Organisation & Management||(Moodle)|
Nursing, Midwifery, and Allied Health
|CSCP302||An Introduction to the Human Body||Check your course's Moodle page.|
|CSCP401||Essentials of Human Body and Microbial Science||Check your course's Moodle page.|
|CSCP402||Essentials of Cell Biology and Chemistry||Check your course's Moodle page.|
|CSHB301-Online||The Human Body||Check your course's Moodle page.|
|CSMB302-Online||Cells and Microbial Biology||Check your course's Moodle page.|
Want to study smarter in less time? Find out how at these free seminars by Library & Learning Services.
Sessions run from 12.05 – 12.55 pm. No need to book; just turn up.
Attend only one session for each topic. You can take your lunch during the seminar
Fri 27 October
How to do better in exams
Mon 30 October
How to do better in exams
Tue 31 October
How to search for research articles using databases.
Wed 1 November
3 Office Tips for Study & Exam/assignment Preparation:
-Exporting from OneNote
-Create table of contents & insert
-Quick Office tool/function search
Fri 3 November
How to do better in exams
Tue 7 November
Ask a librarian anything e.g.
-Navigating Ara library website
-Accessing student portal & email
Wed 8 November
How to do better in exams
Māori & Pasifika Group Study Space
Nau mai, Haere mai
Afio mai, Bula, Talitali fiefia
Māori & Pasifika shared study group space (2 hours – twice per week)
We will be hosting a space for Māori and Pasifika study groups to come and work together on a Tuesday and a Thursday from 5-7pm in the LS Drop In Room in the library, beginning Thursday 10 August until Thursday 23 November.
A Learning Advisor will be available from 5 to 6 pm, they will be able to advise you on any short/quick queries you or your study group might have.
The purpose of the Māori & Pasifika shared study group space is to provide you with a dedicated study space, twice a week, for two hour periods. Here you can come and focus on your assignments, knowing that you have access to a Māori or Pasifika Learning Advisor for the first hour.
When: Tuesday & Thursday 5pm - 7pm
Beginning Thursday 10th August - LAST DAY 23 NOVEMBER
Where: Learning Services: Drop In Room, ground floor in the library (Christchurch City campus)
Do you want to get into a regular study routine with access to Learning Advisors? Would you like to study alongside other Maori & Pasifika students?
Then come along to our Māori & Pasifika Group Study Space.
LAST DAY 23 NOVEMBER