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.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree at UoA, Brogan decided he wanted to use the skills he had learnt to give back to his community and inspire young people to reach their full potential

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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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The Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education provided La Chey with the knowledge and skills she needed to enter the workforce with confidence.

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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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Tau shares how his upbringing inspired him to pursue a career helping others. With the Bachelor of Social Work, Tau plans to support those in need and give back to his South Auckland communities.

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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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Deputy Principal Frank Tasi

Deputy Principal Frank Tasi

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

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

Rad Fatani

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

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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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Studying a Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary has helped Robert prepare mentally and emotionally to support young students in their learning.

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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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Studying the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Primary opened Brosnon's eyes to local education issues and fuelled his passion for learning.

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