Te Whare Akonga o Te Akatoki - Ilam Road - Māori Students - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki - Ilam Road

The Whare is a place where Māori students can study, relax and meet other Māori students at Canterbury. It is used primarily for private study, group study sessions and tutorials, student meetings, checking emails and catching up with friends over a coffee. Māori students can apply to UC Security for access to the Whare during the academic year. It is well equipped with study rooms, meeting space and a computer room. Kitchen facilities are available if students wish to cook food during their studies. The Whare also has shower facilities.

Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki is unable to be used for sleeping and/or overnight stays by students or external groups. Noho marae should be booked at local marae such as Tuahiwi, Taumutu, Rehua and other marae on Banks Peninsula.  Contacts for booking these marae are as follows:

Ngāti Moki Marae, Taumutu
Rāpaki Marae
Rehua Marae
Tuahiwi Marae

For more information regarding the Whare, contact:

Tamara Kirwan
Tamara Kirwan
Māori Education Support Coordinator
Ph: 03 364 2987 ext 44126

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Apply for Access to Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki

All Māori students currently enrolled at the University of Canterbury are able to use the facilities provided at the Māori Students Study Centre Te Whare Akonga o Te Akatoki, 129 Ilam Road, (Whare).

If you wish to gain access to the Whare (via your Canterbury Card), you will need to fill out this form and agree to follow the rules for the use of the Whare as determined by the University of Canterbury

Your details Name*

UC ID Number*

UC Email Address*

Mobile Number*

Study Centre you require access for*

Degree / Courses enrolled in*

Iwi Affiliations*


Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki conditions of use *

  1. I will use the Canterbury card reader and my PIN to access the building. Failure to follow this procedure will result in card access being terminated.
  2. That only I, the person identified on my Canterbury Card, will enter the Whare and I accept responsibility for any person who enters the Whare via my card access.
  3. That I will adhere to the Whare Policy and comply with the UC Building Access and Procedures Policy
  4. That I will adhere to the UC Student Code of Conduct

I understand the conditions of use and I will adhere to all the conditions as stated above.

Consent for the collection of your data *

In submitting this form I agree to my details being used for the purposes of obtaining access to Te Whare Ākonga o Te Akatoki and/or Te Puna I Te Ora. The information will only be accessed by necessary university staff. I understand my data will be held securely and will not be distributed to third parties. I have a right to change or access my information. I understand that when this information is no longer required for this purpose, official university procedure will be followed to dispose of my data.

I have read the above 'Consent for the collection of your data' and agree to those terms.