In this University of Applied Research & Development Educator’s Podcast, #13 we speak with Royal Society member Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu, (MRSNZ). Aiono is the Senior Pasifika Manager at Manukau Institute of Technology. Aiono Manu Faaea-Semeatu is a practising ethnomusicologist and educator. “Aiono” is a chief title bestowed on her by her father’s family from the village of Fasito’o-uta in Upolu, Samoa. Aiono shares a number of strategies and insights into the impact of culture and how educators can create a more welcoming & empowering environment to facilitate learning. Aiono can be found on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/aionomanu/ For more information on our International Masters in Education programme, check us out.