Re­newed fo­cus for uni fac­ulty

Matamata Chronicle - - Property -

The School of Ma¯ori and Pa­cific De­vel­op­ment at the Univer­sity of Waikato is now the Fac­ulty of Ma¯ori and In­dige­nous Stud­ies – a name change that will bring en­hanced pro­gramme of­fer­ings and pan-univer­sity teach­ing and re­search col­lab­o­ra­tion.

The new name for the fac­ulty comes within the con­text of the univer­sity’s plans to cre­ate more flex­i­ble de­gree pro­grammes un­der the Cur­ricu­lum En­hance­ment Pro­gramme and the ad­di­tion of In­dige­nous Stud­ies places the fac­ulty within the broader in­ter­na­tional in­dige­nous dis­ci­pline.

From 2018 the Fac­ulty will of­fer two ma­jors in its de­gree pro­grammes: Ma¯ori and In­dige­nous Stud­ies and Te Reo Ma¯ori.

A third ma­jor, Pa­cific and In­dige­nous Stud­ies, will be taught in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences.

To cel­e­brate the name change, the Univer­sity has an­nounced 15 new schol­ar­ships to sup­port en­try into a Bach­e­lor of Arts ma­jor in the new fac­ulty.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for Te Pua Wa¯nanga ki te Ao, the Fac­ulty of Ma¯ori and In­dige­nous Stud­ies Schol­ar­ship for Aca­demic Dis­tinc­tion are open now and will be awarded to 15 out­stand­ing school-leavers to study in the Fac­ulty of Ma¯ori and In­dige­nous Stud­ies.

Each schol­ar­ship is worth ap­pli­ca­tions close 31 Oc­to­ber. $10,000 and

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