“Tōia ki Waipapa prepared me for how the university functions and gave me an early understanding of the resources available.”
“I chose the University of Auckland as my brother has been to this uni. My uncle also taught at the University of Auckland and he is a surgeon, so I have always seen the University of Auckland as my University of choice.
“Tōia ki Waipapa prepared me for how the university functions and gave me an early understanding of the resources available. It also allowed me to prepare for the kind of work and expectations for my first year at university.”
“The best part of the Tōia ki Waipapa experience was meeting new people and building connections, so I had an awesome support network going into my first year of study.”
“The eventual goal is to go onto study Medicine. I am in my first year and plan to make this decision once I get my results and see if I get accepted or not. Medicine is still competitive. Immunology is something I found interesting and would like to learn more about. The main reason I am considering Immunology is that you can use your postgraduate grades to get into Medicine.”
“In my first semester, I got to meet more people doing Medicine through doing projects with them. One of the campuses is right across the road from the hospital and provides access to some people who have a vast amount of expertise in the field. It’s a very open culture and people allow you to be yourself, and find your own way to do your study and build strong friendships.”
Kaharau (Ngāruahine, Ngāpuhi) took part in Tōia ki Waipapa in 2022.