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South Island Tertiary Forum on Supporting Diverse Learners

Held at Lincoln University.

The event is free to attend and will offer students the opportunity to meet other students from across Christchurch and take part in discussions around how student support can be improved.

If there is enough interest a bus will be organised from UC to Lincoln for the event. To register your interest for the bus please click "going" on the event page here. If you do not have Facebook, please email us.



9.00 Opening, introductions and warm-up
9.05 Welcome from Lincoln
9.15 Background and programme of South Island Tertiary Forum
9.20 Brief Introductions around the room
9.30 Warm-up activity – Lincoln Future Leaders
9.45 Panel presentations and discussion on supporting diverse learners

10.30 Morning tea

10.45 LGBT
11.00 Panel discussion
11.30 Short Presentations on supporting diverse learners (10 minutes each)
Chiaki Bolam-Smith - Supporting international students (Ara International Coordinator)
Gabby Watson - Supporting post-grad students (UC, Post-Graduate Student Association)
Savannah Ornsby – Ara School of Wellbeing (Ara Wellbeing Advocate and Recreation Assistant) 
Ember (Lincoln University Coordinator of Space)

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Discussion tables: Māori (Māori student group), Pasifika (Maria Pasene and Pasifika student group), LGBT (Anne Nicholson and Ember) and students with disabilities (Cam Scott and Katie Sinton)
2.30 Group feedback, final comments, directions for future forums and workshops and evaluation

3.00 Close


Earlier Event: April 25