It's all about putting U into UCOL Te Pūkenga.
We want to make sure your first week at UCOL Te Pūkenga is a great experience. Join us for official welcomes, academic and career sessions, food and fun. Attending Orientation Week (O-Week) and Re-Orientation will help you meet other students in your class, find your way around campus and prepare you for study.
The UCOL Te Pūkenga Orientation Week (O-Week) is in February, welcoming Semester 1 students, and the Re-Orientation (Re-O-Week) is in July, welcoming Semester 2 students every year.
Orientation/Re-Orientation Week Events
The events that we host varies each year and on each campus. Here are a few events that we generally host,
Pōwhiri/Welcome: The pōwhiri is how we welcome new students to the UCOL Te Pūkenga whānau and returning students to campus.
These document outlines the Powhiri at UCOL Te Pūkenga and its significance.
Student Success Day: UCOL Te Pūkenga's Student Success team offers a range of services to help you get the most out of your time at UCOL Te Pūkenga. Whether it's counselling, study workshops, or The Pantry food exchange, Student Success is here to help you have the best UCOL Te Pūkenga experience in and out of the classroom.
Community Connect!: Community Connect! is your chance to get to know organisations that can provide wellness, social, and cultural support. You can also join clubs, which are great for meeting new people. Have a chat with the different service providers and join us for free kai.
and Greet: Don't worry if you're feeling a tad lost on the first day of classes; we've got you sorted. Members of UCOL Te Pūkenga's Student Success team will be around the campus and happy to point you in the right direction. After you've settled in, join us for shared food or a BBQ lunch at midday.
Note: Meet and Greet event is hosted by UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū. Our other campuses hosts similar event by other names each year.
Student Success Workshops
Our Student Success team has a range of workshops to help you hone your academic skills and prepare you for UCOL Te Pūkenga life. Following are a the workshops that student success team runs:
Adjusting to UCOL Te Pūkenga | Intro to Moodle
Intro to Studylink | Time Management
APA Referencing | Academic Writing
Database and Research Skills |
What are Markers looking for?
Eassy Writing | Using the Library
Exam Strategies |
Anxiety: Identification and Action
Interview Skills | Critical Thinking
CV and Cover Letter Writing
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