Education and Social Work

Helen Robinson is a recent graduate of the Master of Social and Community Leadership. She works as the General Manager of Social Services at the Auckland City Mission.

My postgraduate experience

“I work in the area of social and community leadership and was looking for some learning that gave me an opportunity to explore leadership, social innovation and design, and to master the skills of research and do some of my own. The Master of Social and Community Leadership was a perfect qualification for that.”

“This qualification has taught me a lot about evidence informed work, its importance and how to get to it!”

“I have truly been taught, challenged, supported, affirmed
and encouraged through the lecturing, supervision and the programme as a

My work

“I am the General Manager of Social Services at the Auckland City Mission, responsible for all of our service provision. It is a genuine and real privilege for me to be able to respond to the needs of people who for a variety of reasons find themselves struggling and quite desperate at times.

“My role has meaning and purpose, and I get to be both responsive and creative. It’s fun, hard, challenging and really, really rewarding.”

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