Maori First Year Programme

Tēnā koe,

The University of Otago is pleased to announce the launching of a new programme for first year Māori students.

Kia Ita- University Preparation Programme is a six week summer school paper that will help prepare tauira Māori for life at university.

Kia Ita is a mix of lectures, workshops and social activities designed to have students hit the ground running.

They will learn new skills to kick-start their university journey, be inspired and welcomed here on campus.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet our amazing Māori staff who will be there to support them every step of the way.

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