Social Sciences

Is your dream to work with people? EIT offers several programmes to study for a career in social services.

Specialist Facilities

Modern classrooms equipped with specialist counselling teaching clinics.

Davinia Wainohu, Bachelor of Social Work 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!!Davina Wainohu

Student Mentoring

The School of Arts and Social Sciences offers several kinds of academic and personal support to all students.

Andree Leslie is available to help with any academic or personal issue which is stopping a student from completing course requirements by initiating contact for the student with campus-wide support such as counselling and health services.

The Pasifika mentor is Maryanne Marsters who offers support particularly to Pasifika students.

Student academic and personal mentoring

Group support:

Students have the opportunity to join groups of peers from all levels of the degree for discussion and peer mentoring. This service is organised by Andree Leslie and Maryanne Marsters who are the student mentors.

Andree and Maryanne offer drop-in lunchtime sessions and other organised meetings where students can get academic or personal help including:

  • Interpreting assessment tasks
  • Referencing
  • Reading skills
  • Personal study skills
  • Literacy skills

Contact details Mentors

Mentor: Andree LeslieAndrée Leslie
Tel: 06 9748000 ext: 5058



Maryanne Marsters cropMentor:  Maryanne Marsters
Tel: 06 9748000 ext: 6064
Mob: 027 6868887