Kia ora koutou. Ko Linda Strickson-Pua taku ingoa.
As a Future Student Advisor based on the City Campus, I provide one-on-one appointments to discuss future study and career options with students and their families. We also cater for schools or large groups that want to visit our City Campus. I have worked here since 2005.
Prior to AUT, I worked for 15 years in a Pacific Island trust providing communication and employment skills for youth who had disengaged from the New Zealand education system. I hail from four generations of teachers, with my son the latest convert to teaching. I am passionate about education and believe that being well informed is the key to empowering you to make good choices in your educational and career journey.
The personal computer had yet to be realised when I started my tertiary educational journey. The internet didn’t exist. I am the eternal student and enjoy keeping abreast of new developments.
Family is important to me. My family is representative of the multicultural family in a global age, coming from an English background meshed with Samoan, Chinese, Māori, Niuean, Fijian, Filipino and Korean. We write poetry, songs, stories, and produce artwork and music.
Education can happen anywhere. It’s about ensuring our youth are exposed to a range of experiences that enable them to survive in a world that is constantly changing.