Conference/Wānanga funding:

 

The purpose of these grants is to provide our tauira with financial support so that they can pursue all facets of their education; for example te taha tinana (physical), te taha wairua (spiritual), te taha hinengaro (psychological) te taha whānau (centred around family and belonging). This can be achieved by encouraging all our tauira to attend a conference or hui /wānanga that is of interest to them (and their whānau) and will be beneficial for their personal and professional development. 

Important to note:

  1. All Māori students, who are enrolled at UC, are eligible and encouraged to apply for up to $200 from Te Akatoki to attend any conference(s) or wānanga per year.   Tauira need not apply for the full amount, and may apply for smaller amounts throughout the year to the total of $200 to assist them in attending multiple conferences or wānanga throughout the year.
  2. Every application made to Te Akatoki must be accompanied by an official declaration, signed by the registry, of proof of enrolment. This can be emailed directly to the Te Akatoki Exec by clicking on the 'Proof of Enrolment' tab below.
  3. Students who receive conference/wānanga funding are required to attend either a 'Whānau Hui' or 'AGM' where they will give a 5 minute kōrero about the conference, what they have learnt and how it has benefited them.

 

Apply Online Here:

 

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Have you emailed your Proof of Enrolment?
This can be sent directly to the Te Akatoki Exec by clicking on the 'Proof of Enrolment' tab above. Please note that the document needs to be approved by either the UC Student Services (Admissions) or a Justice of the Peace.
Conference Start Date
Conference Start Date
Conference End Date
Conference End Date
If you answered Kāo/No please put 0.00 in the box below
Students are eligible for up to $200 per annum Please note that students need not apply for the full amount, and may apply for smaller amounts throughout the year to the total of $200 to assist them in attending multiple conferences or hui wānanga throughout the year.
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a. ‘Conference or hui wānanga’ includes any gathering or event that promotes any of the following: i. Cultural hui that enhances Te reo Māori, Whakapapa, Tikanga, Kawa and Kapahaka. ii. Academic conferences or events that relate to the applicant’s field of interest, this may include any academic field available at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha (Arts/Humanities, Business and Law, Engineering, Education, Health and Human Development, science).
Please describe some of the 'expected benefits' you are hoping to achieve by attending this conference.
It is important to uphold a reciprocal relationship with all our students so as to maintain 'engagement' and increase outreach. Describe how your strengths and skill sets will contribute the 'life' of Te Akatoki going forward. Mā tō rourou, mā tōku rourou ka ora ai tātou!
External funders may include iwi grants or any other source of funding outside of Te Akatoki.
Please state how much funding you have received for this conference. If you have not yet received anything please put 0.00 in the box below.
Please provide a break down of conference costs eg. conference fee, airfares/travel, accomodation costs etc.
This is the total sum of conference cost.
Please note that funding will be paid in arrears to conference/hui wānanga.
Please state the name of account holder, the account number and name of bank.
I will present at the following hui:
Students may attend as many hui as they like, but will only be required to present once. Please note that the more hui you attend and the more engaged you are with Te Akatoki, the stronger your application will be.