Our undergraduate students

Our current and former undergraduate students talk about their programmes and how they align with their chosen careers in medical and health sciences.

Jesse found his passion for helping others and enacting change within the health sector, in Hikitia Te Ora - Certificate in Health Sciences.

Jesse's story

The Bachelor of Medical Imaging programme enabled Fran to focus on an interest in Medical Imaging and play a part in improving patient care and health literacy.

Fran's story

After having no idea what path to follow, Nicholas found himself drawn to Optometry at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Nicholas' story

The exciting and everchanging landscape of pharmacy drew Armaan into studying the Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours).

Armaan's story

Celesti has always had an interest in sciences and health, but the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences sparked her interest in Public Health.

Celesti's story

Eugene was always interested in a healthcare career, and although Nursing wasn't his plan, he found his passion in the Bachelor of Nursing.

Eugene's story

When Natassia was a young student, being a lawyer was her initial goal, but she quickly realised in high school that she was more drawn toward the Sciences.

Natassia's story

Wana has always imagined herself working in healthcare and has received immense support from her family, friends, and the team at MAPAS.

Wana's story

After being introduced to Whakapiki Ake while in secondary school, Nikita found her home away from home while studying towards a Bachelor of Medicine.

Nikita's story

Embodying the Samoan values of Tautua (service) through being a doctor has always been important to Colin, who is studying towards a Bachelor of Medicine.

Colin's story

After being pulled towards two potential career paths, Huma was delighted to find she could pursue both at the University of Auckland.

Huma's story

Our Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) programme gave Bhavya the opportunity to make genuine differences in people's lives.

Bhavya's story

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Nursing, Kieran O'Donnell is thankful for the facilities and expertise he could access during his time as a student.

Kieran's story

Our faculty's programmes gave Holly the tools she needed to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

Holly's story

Tahirah Moton (Ngāti Maniapoto) explains how the breadth of the Bachelor of Health Science deepened her understanding of health in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Tahirah's story

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences gave Luca the opportunity to combine two things he’s very passionate about: science and creative thinking.

Luca's story