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A visit to Te Puni Village.
Photo by Ms K.Riepl

Tertiary prospects in the capital

Ms K Riepl —

13 Year 13 students travelled to sunny Wellington for two days last week to explore academic possibilities for 2021. Here are some of their reflections.

'The trip was a great insight into what life could look like for me in the next few years! While I circled the city on foot enough times to last a lifetime, the tours of the campuses and halls opened my eyes to all of the different possibilities.'

Molly Woodham

'I loved being able to have the freedom to explore Wellington as well as see a possible destination for once I’ve finished school. It was exciting to see Toi Whakaari Drama School and see/meet students and staff at work.'

Sacha McConnon

'Visiting the law and politics lectures at Victoria University was a great experience. You don’t often to get to really understand what it’s like to study at university, and being able to do so in a city I wouldn’t otherwise have been able to visit was amazing. A final great incentive to study at Victoria was Ashley Bloomfield and Jacinda Ardern, both of whom we separately spotted in the crowds!'

Abby Bowmar

'It really gave me a great insight into what Massey University in Wellington could provide me, which has now sparked my interest. Going to Wellington was incredibly beneficial and has really helped me pan out my plans for the future.'

Madison Flaws

'The trip was an enjoyable and enlightening experience that really opened up the possibility of studying in Wellington. A lively and vibrant city, student life looks immersive and rewarding in a city so deeply rooted in politics and arts.'

Sophie Woodham