Seminar on Uni survival

Wednesday November 27, 2019 Written by Published in Education

It’s close to the end of the school year, and college students would be going over their university applications and making plans for studies overseas.


Today, at Tereora College, New Zealand tertiary students Elsie Hosking and Teherenui Koteka will be giving advice on how to survive their first year of university.

Hosking, who is on her third year of Pacific Study in Anthropology specialising in archaeology at the Auckland University of Technology says there is a lack of Cook Islands students pursuing tertiary education.

And she said the ones that do always found it hard in their initial year of studies.

“The process is so hard that a lot of people might be discouraged to even pursue their tertiary education at all. So the focus of the seminar is to help people.

“Tertiary education should be accessible for everyone here and we should be having more opportunities for our young people,” she said.

She said they would be going over topics on applications for admissions, study loan finances and different alternatives for those who do not get university entrance.

They will also talk about accommodation halls, renting.

The seminar starts at 5.30pm at Tereora College.

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