"I chose to study business at AUT's South Campus because it's so convenient, which makes it easier to study, work part-time, and play sport. Business is a really broad degree that opens lots of doors and gives me lots of options. I'm learning about global enterprise and trade, and getting A grades, which I never thought I would!"
"I heard AUT had an excellent reputation for teaching competent midwives, and I liked that the degree was offered at AUT's South Campus, near my home. The clinical placements are particularly invaluable. Although you can get nervous entering a new clinical area, the lecturers prepare you really well. By your final year you feel competent because all your learning comes together."
"Study develops more than knowledge; it develops your confidence as well. The subjects I studied at AUT forced me out of my shell and helped build my self-confidence to prepare myself for stepping into 'reality' and perform duties expected of me, no matter what the position."
"When I came to university, I had one idea. Now my options are wide open. I have a much better understanding of what I want to do. My ideal job is to work with kids, either coaching or teaching. I was always taught at school that it's not about how smart you are, it's about your attitude. Studying at AUT's South Campus has been a really good experience for me. I'm really passionate about what I'm doing."
"I'm really enjoying my study at uni. The first year was really broad — we did everything from programming to the fundamentals of IT. I've really enjoyed it.
"I've also made some good mates. We have small classes at AUT's South Campus so we create personal bonds with the lecturers, which makes such a difference. When you have a good relationship with the lecturers it's much easier - they know how to explain things to you personally."
"I chose to study health because I saw the community and health problems and wanted to help out. I've found that AUT's South Campus is a great place to study. I love it here - the student advisors are great, they help me with my classes and tutorials, and if I have any problems I can talk to them about it. It feels like a second home."
"When I left school, I felt lost — I didn’t know what I wanted to do, or what I liked – other than that I enjoyed being with children. This course has given me a clear direction and I can see a great career at the end of it.
"I would absolutely recommend this course to others, especially the chance to study at AUT's South Campus - there’s a really good study buzz here and our class is really supportive."
"For me, AUT's South Campus is the perfect environment in which to study. It's away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and it has all the resources and support services I need. I moved here from Wellington in order to pursue my studies, and it was really hard to leave my parents behind. But I feel I've definitely made the right decision. The South Campus already feels like home."