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Social Sciences

Is your dream to work with people?

EIT offers several programmes to study for a career in social services.

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Featured Programme

Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences

With a degree in social sciences you’ll be equipped to provide advocacy and support to empower individuals, families and communities who want or need to change. You’ll be there to encourage and assist them to get ahead and forge new futures for themselves and their families.

You’ll also acquire the skills to reflect on your own perceptions, actions, and processes, as well as the ability to justify and defend your professional practice.

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Davina Wainohu

Davinia Wainohu, Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences Graduate

Social Work gave me the opportunity to challenge systems that oppress us from being the best that we can be. This qualification means a sense of achievement, an inspiration to my whanau that with their support all things are possible. The first step is always the hardest, but with an awesome choice of study programmes, good facilities and high quality, supportive tutors – EIT is the place to be – the world is your oyster!!

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Associate Professor Peter Bray

Dr Bray’s current research is interested in the positive outcomes of traumatic and stressful life events. Sudden loss, for example, can painfully challenge an individual’s sense of reality and self but may also offer them significant opportunities to experience profound personal and restorative psychological and spiritual transformation.

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Student Mentoring Programmes

Student mentoring programmes to support the learning development of all students.

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Modern classrooms equipped with specialist counselling teaching clinics.

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