Student stories

Student stories

While they’re a diverse bunch, our students tend to have a few things in common. They could be studying because they’re interested in a new career, are ready to return to work, or want a qualification to match their on-the-job experience, but regardless, our students are ready for change! Our role is to do everything we can to help them achieve their career goals.

Most of our students lead busy lives. Whether they’re caring for their family, working full time or both, our students need to fit study around other commitments. Learning online gives them the flexibility they’re after, backed with unlimited support from our expert tutors.

Christine's story

Christine Kidd is a proficient audio typist who works from home. When she wanted to further enhance her business skills and broaden the scope of the work she could undertake, she thought our Certificate in Medical Reception looked ideal!

George's story

When dentist, George Papaioannou moved to New Zealand, he found his qualifications aren’t recognised worldwide and he’d have to re-qualify. After much consideration, George decided to embark on a new career pathway, in accountancy.

Leanne's story

Leanne has worked off and on in accounting most of her adult life. However it always bugged her that she didn’t have any formal qualification. “I could get away with this 25 years ago when everything was done with a calculator and a pencil but with the regulation changes in the accounting industry and a social change to be better up skilled I could not afford to be left behind.”

Carol's story

Carol Ramachandran is the mother of four children, in full-time employment, and also helps run the family’s restaurant, Mulan. She had several certificates in accounting and business studies but felt she needed a local qualification, one which potential future employers would immediately recognise and value.