Treselle enjoyed the challenge of studying chemistry and the supportive environment of the Tuākana programme. She hopes to return to Fiji and use her knowledge to help her community.
Programme: Bachelor of Science
Subject: Green Chemical Science
“I enjoy the challenge of studying Chemistry as it involves analytical thinking and problem solving. I also love to learn, so what better degree than Chemistry - studying atoms that literally make up everything.
“All different types of chemistry - organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, biochemistry and green - are available at the University, which allows me to choose to either specialise or have a more general Chemistry degree. The capstone course is also great as I will have the chance to apply concepts learnt during my degree and have the opportunity to work with others on a project.
The labs were so enjoyable because I had a fantastic Teaching Assistant who was patient, helpful and heaps of fun. I also made friends during the labs which
made each class less stressful and brought laughs as well as having people to bounce things off of whenever I wasn’t 100% sure of what I was doing.
“The Tuākana programme was great to be part of as not only did it provide support when needed and a place to make friends, it helped me apply the content I learnt in lectures with the worksheets provided by the Tuākana tutors for each topic.
“I grew up in Suva, Fiji. I was born in New Zealand but moved to Fiji with my family when I was six. I returned to New Zealand to attend the University of Auckland but am hoping to eventually return to Fiji and use what I’ve learnt to help in my community.”