Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service name change

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In line with our strength-based approach to students accessing their learning, and after a period of consultation with registered students, the team at Te Ratonga Whaikaha has updated our ingoa Pākehā (English name) to reflect better the way we work, and to align with our ingoa Māori.

As of Friday 11th February 2022 the Equity and Disability Service will now be known as Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service.

As a service we aim to support and empower our students to embrace their differences and achieve academic independence and success, and this is now reflected in both of our names.

​​​​​​​We estimate that between 20-25% of students at the University experience barriers to accessing learning, and Te Ratonga Whaikaha|Student Accessibility Service (TRW|SAS) is here to provide support services, assistance, and advice to ensure that you make the most of your time here and achieve your academic goals.

Visit our updated website to see what support we can offer, and to book an appointment with one of our Accessibility Advisors.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at our new email address: sas@canterbury.ac.nz


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