Meet our students and graduates

Find out why current students and graduates with Pacific backgrounds choose to study with us and what they say about the experience.

Fredrick Simpson

Fredrick Simpson’s Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) has prepared him to be a positive role model for Pasifika young men.

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Eileen Mahe – Advisor in Primary Health and Urgent Care

After spending ten years in frontline statutory social work Eileen enrolled in the Master of Social Work to extend her knowledge and challenge herself.

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After graduating with a Master of Educational Leadership in 2015, Melini Fasavalu is now a Principal at Waimahia Intermediate School in South Auckland.

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Completing a Foundation Certificate has given Tomasi Vu a headstart when it comes to the first year of his Bachelor of Social Work.

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Pelimani Fisi'iahi – Bachelor of Education (Teaching)

While studying at South Auckland Campus, Pelimani made a whole new whānau of classmates, support staff and lecturers.

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Deputy Principal Frank Tasi

Deputy Principal Frank Tasi

Frank Tasi is inspiring children at the Tokoroa school where he is now Deputy Principal.

Rad Fatani

The Bachelor of Social Work has enabled Rad to pursue his passion for social justice and fairness.

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Clarissa Mafoe says enrolling in the BSportHPE was the best decision she ever made because it opened doors to opportunities that she never knew existed.

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