Graduate stories

Meet our graduates and find out how their studies have helped them make a difference in education, social work, research and the community.

The Master of Social Work allowed Eileen to fulfil her potential, while studying alongside people from different disciplines, all with the same vision.

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The Master of Professional Studies in Education made Rahul a more critical thinker, developed his research skills and opened the door to a wider range of schools.

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After completing the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education, Beth Rattray landed her dream job at Northern Region Football, where she gets to combine her passions for football, refereeing and educating people.

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The Master of Education Practice gave Waratah the skills to reflect on her pedagogy and identify factors she can change for the betterment of all students.

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The Master of Educational Leadership has widened my resource base and enabled me to implement strategies to improve my students’ outcomes in my class as teacher and school leader.

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The Master of Education Practice challenged Chris to engage with new research and think deeply about aspects of his job that were really important to him.

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Sue McLean chose an ECE career to feel more fulfilled, explore her creativity and reconnect with te reo and tikanga Māori which she loved learning as a child.

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Hollie's passion for helping those in need took her on a journey from Psychology and Employment Relations to the Master of Social Work Professional.

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To support his English language learners on and off the playing field, intermediate teacher and coach Gus Leger decided to study the GradDipTESSOL.

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Justin-Leigh's passion for creativity, arts and helping rangatahi Māori pursue their dreams led him to a career in secondary school teaching.

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