Māori Student Services

Support for current Lincoln University students

Student Kaupapa Māori Units
The delivery of teaching and research is the responsibility of the University's three faculties: Commerce, Agriculture and Life Sciences and Environment, Society and Design.

Each faculty at Lincoln University has a representative to support Lincoln University’s current Māori students.  The representatives are here to assist you with any questions you may have about your courses and can offer advice and support for any other queries you may have.  Please utilise this service offered as they are here to help you succeed.

Māori representatives of each faculty:

Name Faculty
Jamie Ataria Jamie Ataria

Agriculture & Life Sciences
(including the Bio-Protection Research Centre)

Room: B442

Gary Garner Gary Garner


Room: O102

Simon Lambert Simon Lambert

Environment, Society & Design

Room: F308

Lincoln University support services


Information for new students

Lincoln University is a great place for Māori students to gain an excellent qualification in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

Lincoln University’s campus is set in the countryside and only 25 minutes by car from Christchurch city.  You have the best of both worlds, studying on one of the most beautiful campuses in New Zealand while being close to all the activities and facilities of a big city. 

As we have the smallest population of students on a New Zealand University campus, our lectures are generally smaller than other universities and making new friends is easy as you do not get lost in the crowd.  Lecturers at Lincoln University are very approachable and have an ‘open door’ policy which means you are encouraged to see them outside lecture times if you have any queries about any lectures, essays or exams.  They aim to be helpful and will do their best to make sure you succeed.

All of our academic programmes aim to be relevant to current industry requirements so you can ensure you will be studying courses that are going to beneficial to your career in the future.  Lincoln University also gives you the option to study a Minor in Māori Studies alongside any degree offered. This will not take you any longer to achieve your degree and it may add more value to your qualification. 


Want more information?

Contact the Ekara Lewis, Maori outreach coordinator

Ekara LewisIf you are considering your options about where and what to study and need your questions answered, your first point of contact should be with Ekara or a Liaison Officer. 

Phone: 64 3 325 2811
Freephone: 0800 10 60 10 (within New Zealand only)
Fax: 64 3 325 3840
Email: recruitment@lincoln.ac.nz

Recruitment Office
Ground floor, Forbes Building
PO Box 85094
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647
New Zealand

Or come along to a campus open day, career expo, or invite us to visit your school.



There are many scholarships offered to Māori students studying at Lincoln University and you are encouraged to apply for them.  Scholarships may pay for your course of study, books, living costs or may be a monetary award. 
Applications can be based on different criteria depending on the individual scholarship.  For example scholarships can be for Māori identity, Iwi, family background, region you are from, course of study, sporting achievements, leadership or for having an interest in a certain career.  There is a huge variety available to you.

Please view our scholarship database, www.lincoln.ac.nz/scholar or contact our Scholarships office on scholarships@lincoln.ac.nz.


Te Kura Whakamarama Māori Student Orientation

Te Kura Whakamarama Maori Student Orientation

Each year we have a special welcome to Lincoln University for Maori students. You'll see it as part of our Orientation programme.



Page last updated on: 03/06/2014