South Auckland could soon become New Zealand’s newest student city, with the expansion of AUT University‘s Manukau campus.
The campus is being relaunched this afternoon, with a housewarming party headlined by Che Fu and Counties Manukau Rugby.
The AUT South campus will now teach courses for Bachelors of Arts, Business, Health Science and Computer Science on-site.
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are also being offered in design, education, Pacific studies, and sport and recreation.
Students will also be able to take up majors and minors at AUT University campuses in Auckland City and on the North Shore.
Pacific education is set to be the big focus of an AUT University’s South Auckland.
AUT South will now offer students stand-alone programmes in business, arts, IT, design, health and Pacific education.
It will cater to the fast-growing population of South Auckland, including a high number of Pacific people under 25.
AUT already has the highest number of Pacific tertiary students studying health, information technology and Pacific business.
Newly appointed Head of Pasifika Advancement Walter Fraser will be charged with growing the university’s ties with Pacific communities.