UniLife is a programme run by students for first-year undergraduate students who do not live in a hall of residence. The programme is designed to optimise your success by facing common challenges together and sharing strategies to combat common pitfalls. Kaitaki Ākonga | Student Leaders organise regular events and activities for their team that provide a fun, social space for students to make connections. UniLife helps students get connected with the clubs and societies that are right for them, and guides them on when and how to seek help when the going gets tough.
The role of Kaitaki Ākonga | Student Leader on UniLife
As a Kaitaki Ākonga | Student Leader on UniLife, you will be allocated a group of students and support them during their first year at UC. You will establish strong, trusting relationships with your students, guide them through academic and personal challenges they might face, hang out with them at fun events you organise with your fellow Kaitaki Ākonga | Student Leaders, and be their point of contact for any issues that may arise.
In order for you to step into this role, we take you on a two-day training retreat on February 9th and 10th and mentor you closely throughout the year in our professional development programme, Ākonga Leadership Incubator. You will be involved in planning and delivering the UniLife programme and will develop your organisational, leadership, and interpersonal skills significantly. This is a paid position.
How to apply
Have a read through the position description and submit your application through UC’s online job portal.
Please upload the following to the job portal:
• Letter of Motivation (appr. 500 words, tips for your letter of motivation)
Please indicate in the file name that you are applying for UniLife, e.g. “UniLife Kaitaki Ākonga _Janina Good_CV”; this will make it much easier for us to sort through the applications. Thanks!
Application deadline: Friday, 10 September 2021. Interviews will be held in late September. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Kaitohutohu Akiaki Ākonga | Student Experience Advisor