Jennifer Weavers

Senior Lecturer

Staff profile

Jennifer Weavers


Senior Lecturer

Teaching areas



  • Xero Advisor Certification: professional qualification for Accounting Practitioners (2019)
  • Master of Higher Education (University of Otago) (2018)
  • National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace) Level 5 (MIT) (2016)
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (University of Otago) (2014)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied e-Learning Level 7 (UCOL) (2010)
  • Bachelor of Business: Management Major (MIT) (2006)
  • ACAT: Adult Teaching (MIT) (2000)
  • Diploma in Business Administration Level 5 (MIT) (1999)
  • Bachelor of Business Studies: Accounting/Economics (University of Birmingham: UK) (1972).


After a career in international banking and after settling in New Zealand, business research and accounting, Jennifer has spent the last few years teaching at Manukau Institute of Technology. Her special interest is financial literacy and skills education for people who want to work for the many small and medium size businesses in New Zealand.


  • Research Paper (2018): Development of a Pilot Questionnaire to assess levels of financial literacy among first-time tertiary students in New Zealand (University of Otago)
  • Research Paper (2015): “Can I have a chat?” Exploratory study into effect of building design on out of class communication pathways between teaching staff and students (Based on new MIT Manukau Campus). (University of Otago)
  • Research Paper (2003): Formation and implementation of an institute’s strategy to redress racial imbalance in tertiary outcomes. Presented at Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, Coolangatta, QLD. Australia.

Awards and grants

  • The Adult and Community Association: Aotearoa, New Zealand.
  • Outstanding Adult Learner Award (2000).