Global Studies helps Ofa make sense of the world and equips her to make meaningful change.
Programme: Bachelor of Global Studies / Bachelor of Laws
Major: Human Rights and Politics
"I am studying a conjoint of Law and Global Studies and am majoring in Human Rights and Politics, with the Pacific as my focus area and Tongan as my chosen language.
"I first heard about Global Studies when I looked online at possible conjoint options. I definitely wanted to do Law, so when I saw that Global Studies had Human Rights and Politics as a major, I knew that was what I wanted to pursue.
Global Studies is a learning environment where you can connect with others and learn together.
"Law and Global Studies complement each other very well, especially with my major: Human Rights and Politics. I think Law is the how you do it, but Global Studies is my why and definitely the heart of it.
"Global Studies is a learning environment where you can connect with others and learn together. Global Studies is a good place to understand how the world operates, how people operate, and just how people connect.
"I love the connections that I've made. I also love the papers that I take focused on the Pacific. I know it's not really taught anywhere else, so it's interesting looking into it.
"Once I finish studying, I definitely want to be a part of the U.N. and just anything to do with the Pacific, especially with the Tongan relations with New Zealand.
"Do Global Studies because there are so many things that you can get from the degree, and just the people you meet along the way, these are people you'll be seeing in the future… the future leaders of New Zealand."