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 Counselling has taken Roberto McLeay’s professional counselling career to a whole new level.

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If we think of schools as social systems which create positive bonds for educational purposes, we can foster empowering student leadership, says Adam Driver.

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The Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary Specialisation opened Brosnon Siluuga’s eyes to local education issues and fuelled his passion for learning.

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Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) graduate Shuping Liang works as an ESOL and Chinese teacher in Auckland.

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Red Nicholson’s faith in leadership led him to do the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership. Now he wants to nurture the next generation of leaders.

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Miranda Makin’s Doctor of Education gave her the opportunity to explore how school leaders can work with teachers to positively influence student outcomes.

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John Darroch found the Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) so rewarding, he went on to complete a masters and is now considering PhD study.

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Melanie Fisher’s studies strengthened her time management, communication and analytical skills and gave her an understanding of different ideologies.

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A placement at Auckland City Hospital during her Master of Social Work (Professional), helped Anna Tizard land a full-time position as a social worker.

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Ujitha Galappaththige plans to use his GradDipTESSOL qualification to help develop science literacy in schools.

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