Opening up future opportunities through UCOL’s Health Pathway
Studying for a Bachelor of Applied Science (MIT) was always a goal for Trudy Little, New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4 Student at UCOL.
“I had always planned on a career in radiography but it was never the right time to start my study journey until this year. I chose to study at UCOL because it offered the pathway courses as well as the degree for the career in which I am pursuing”, says Trudy Little.
After applying to enrol in the Health Pathway that UCOL offers, one of the team contacted Trudy to let her know she should apply for a scholarship through Maori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT). “I wasn’t aware of MPTT until I got that phone call. Being awarded this scholarship meant a lot to me as I don’t qualify for a student allowance, so any help towards keeping my student loan minimal is greatly appreciated! I can’t thank the MPTT programme enough for taking one of the stresses out of study for me.” “My iwi is Nga- ti Tuwharetoa. I am of Ma- ori and pacific descent. As well as my studies, I am proud to be a wife and mother of three, and really want to be a role model to my children.”
“I’m proud of how much knowledge I’ve gained this year and my grades, but I’m most proud of how well I’ve balanced study and family life.”
Trudy Little, New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation - Level 4 Student at UCOL.