Open­ing up fu­ture op­por­tu­ni­ties through UCOL’s Health Path­way

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWS -

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.

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