Faculty of Education and Social Work

Why use Pasifika Success?

At Pasifika Success (PS) we are committed to encouraging and assisting our Pasifika students to be confident and independent learners.

We’ve all been students too and understand the challenges of studying at University, so we provide a culturally supportive and friendly environment to help you make the most of your study.

You might still be finding your way around and not sure who to turn to for academic, social, or mentoring support. We know too there may be issues outside of University like work, church or family that can impact on your studies. You are not alone! Talk with us and find out how we can help you with the many demands of tertiary study and unlock your academic potential.

We are located downstairs in N Block Level 2 at Gate 4, 60 Epsom Ave. Hours are from 9am-5pm.

Monday - Thursday make appointments to see PS staff. After Hour Access is available if you make arrangements with PS staff.

What services we provide

Pacific Post Graduate Support

  • One on one appointments – feedback on proposals, literature review etc.
  • Post Graduate Writing Retrats
  • Monthly Pacific Post Graduate ‘Talanoa’
  • Pacific Post Graduate Network Evenings

Academic Writing

  • Understanding assignment questions
  • APA referencing
  • Brainstorming for assignments
  • Reading for meaning strategies
  • Avoiding plagiarism

Study Skills

  • Time management
  • Exam preparation
  • Note-taking skills
  • IT skills

Other issues

  • Financial advice
  • Assistance with accessing scholarships
  • StudyLink queries
  • Life issues affecting study
  • Mediation with lecturers