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Whitireia & WelTec
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Whitireia & WelTec

Porirua , New Zealand
Porirua , New Zealand
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Whitireia & WelTec

Overview:

  • Significant Milestones:

    • 1987: Whitireia Polytechnic and WelTec merged to form Whitireia & WelTec.
    • 2008: Whitireia & WelTec became a Crown entity.
    • 2014: Whitireia & WelTec opened its new Porirua campus.
  • Notable Achievements:

    • Ranked in the top 10% of New Zealand polytechnics for student satisfaction (NZQA, 2022).
    • Awarded the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award for its work in supporting Māori and Pasifika students (2019).
    • Recognized as a Centre of Vocational Excellence by the WorldSkills Foundation (2018).

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Student clubs and societies, including cultural, social, and academic groups.
    • Volunteering opportunities.
    • Events and activities throughout the year.
  • Sports Teams:

    • Compete in the New Zealand University Games.
    • Offer a range of sports, including basketball, football, netball, and rugby.
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic advising and tutoring.
    • Counseling and mental health support.
    • Disability support.
    • Financial assistance.
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern classrooms and laboratories.
    • Library and learning commons.
    • Student lounge and café.
    • Fitness center.

Academics:

  • Academic Resources:

    • Library with over 100,000 resources.
    • Online learning platform.
    • Research and innovation center.
  • Faculty:

    • Experienced and industry-connected faculty.
    • Active in research and professional development.
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Focus on practical, hands-on learning.
    • Use of technology and blended learning.
    • Industry partnerships and internships.
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic writing center.
    • Math and science tutoring.
    • Language support.
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management (in partnership with Massey University).
    • Diploma in Māori and Indigenous Studies.
    • Certificate in Esports.

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Ranked among the top polytechnics in New Zealand.

    Industry Connections:

    Strong partnerships with businesses and industry leaders.

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art facilities for trades, health, and hospitality.

    Notable Alumni:

    Graduates have gone on to successful careers in various industries.

    Location:

    Campuses in Porirua and Wellington, offering a vibrant and diverse student experience.

Services:

    Counseling:

    Free and confidential counseling services.

    Health:

    On-campus health clinic.

    Housing:

    Assistance with finding off-campus housing.

    Library Resources:

    Access to a wide range of books, journals, and databases.

    Technology Support:

    IT support and access to computer labs.

    Career Development:

    Career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance.
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