Trent recently completed his Bachelor of Health Sciences / Bachelor
of Science conjoint degree.
I’ve involved myself is sports and made great lifelong friends and memories. I’ve learnt so much academically – and about myself, Aotearoa and the world.
"I enrolled to study for work in the health sector after witnessing the prevalence of ill-health in my own whānau in Rotorua. I wanted a truly fulfilling career and was motivated to positively influence the lives of others."
My internship and life on campus
"Over my 5 years at university, I have learnt so much and grown in confidence. I’m also gaining invaluable experience during my student internship at the Auckland City Mission this semester. I’ve been responsible for running surveys, questionnaires, focus groups, hui and meetings. I’ve also really enjoyed being a team member in a dynamic working environment.
"I simply love learning new things. Being able to come to university and study is something that I am grateful for. I’ve involved myself is sports and made great lifelong friends and memories. I’ve learnt so much academically – and about myself, Aotearoa and the world."
"I have a University of Auckland Māori Academic Excellence Scholarship. This has helped me immensely. It covered my first-year in university halls and provided a sense of financial comfort that has been so important during my studies."
Challenges and personal growth
"I’ve been challenged immensely too – learning to manage my time and self as a young adult, preparing for my next steps after university and growing up as a brother, son and friend. These challenges have enabled me to grow so much and I’m very grateful for them. Overall, I’d say the most valuable things I’ve gotten from my studies are the entire experience and the growth that has come with it."