Hunter (Te Totara Matatu) Amende
Hunter (Te Totara Matatu) Amende has enriched his Bachelor of Pharmacy experience through his participation in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Business Plan Competition.
"I have always had a desire to help others and through meeting other pharmacists, I was inspired to follow this career. I chose to study here as it is a well-recognised university offering a new and innovative curriculum in their pharmacy course.
"During my study, I was awarded the Te Rau Aroha scholarship, which has helped me to have more time to study and relieved the pressure of having to work a lot to make ends meet.
I hope to be able to further my studies and become pharmacist prescriber, a new innovative development in our profession.
"The staff and students at our faculty create a friendly atmosphere and a supportive environment. It is a safe place for learning and expressing your thoughts and asking questions when you need to.
"As an extracurricular project, I was part of a team of Pharmacy students that entered the Pharmacy Guild of Australia Business Plan Competition. It is a highly recognised, international event and an honour to even make it to the finals. We all went to the finals ceremony in Sydney and won 1st place. This was an amazing experience and our lecturers supported and celebrated with us.
"It’s those unique experiences that which make me glad I study here."