Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Awanuiārangi invites community to tour new campus

21 January 2013

Awanuiārangi invites community to tour new campus

Prospective students and members of the public will have the chance to view the fantastic new tertiary education facilities in Whakatāne when Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi: indigenous-university opens its doors to the community on Friday, February 1.

The Open Day from 9am to 3pm will provide the first community opportunity to see what the new campus has to offer. The new buildings were opened officially in December last year during a full day of ceremony attended by hundreds of invited guests from around New Zealand and overseas. Four days after the opening, nearly 100 Eastern Bay of Plenty business and community leaders were shown around the complex by executives and staff.

Now the wider community is being invited to take an extensive guided tour of the state-of-the-art facilities at 13 Domain Road, to meet staff, find out more about Awanuiārangi programmes, and get expert advice on study options.

Guided tours of the campus will run at 10.30am, 11.40am and 1.45pm. Each of the institution’s three schools will run a series of programme workshops throughout the day, focusing on undergraduate degrees and certificates, indigenous graduate studies (Masters and PhD programmes), and services to marae, hapū and iwi.

The campus development features the magnificent Sir Hirini Moko Mead Library, which includes a number of special collections; modern student commons; and a high-tech media centre, teaching suites, lecture theatres and study rooms that will allow national and international interaction between Awanuiārangi students and their peers worldwide. It also houses an executive suite, boardroom, offices and a Noho Centre, which supports the Awanuiārangi noho wānanga immersion learning approach.

Whakatāne is the headquarters for Awanuiārangi educational activities throughout New Zealand and internationally. With statistics showing the Eastern Bay as one of the most socio-economically deprived areas of Māori, the institution’s focus is on intervening in the continuing high levels of Māori educational underdevelopment. Awanuiārangi also provides a platform for engagement with other institutions nationally and internationally.

Innovative elements incorporated into the new buildings will serve to further expand wānanga outreach. Awanuiārangi is already one of the most technologically connected institutions in the country, with advanced connectivity that allows it to explore new ways of engagement in higher education. This includes MOOCS, or Massive Open Online Courses – a recent development in distance and online learning.


Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Final Event - Number Crunching: NZ Fifth Best Performer At Commonwealth Games

With a haul of 45 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by 440% and beaten our past performance at the Commonwealth Games by 11% per cent, according to a Massey University finance lecturer. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news