News - Social Sciences

Introducing Mary
November 5, 2018

EIT’s commitment to Pasifika students was strengthened when Mary Suni Robertson joined our Pasifika student support team. Mary works from the Pouwhirinaki walk-in space in the Hawke’s Bay...

EIT First in Sector to Offer Social Work Honours
October 5, 2018

EIT is offering a social work honours programme in 2019, and is the first in the institutes of technology and polytechnic sector to do so. Delivery of the programme through EIT’s School of...

Rotary Club Celebrates Student Excellence
May 30, 2018

The Rotary Club of Taradale recently presented awards of excellence to EIT degree students Anita Santos and Jemma Russell. Both women receive $1000 towards their EIT fees. Living with a...

Finding A Better Pathway
December 12, 2017

Cath Healey says her best-ever decision was enrolling for Te Tohu Paerua mō Te Aka Whakaaroaro – the Master of Professional Practice launched by EIT earlier this year. Ngāti Kahungunu...

Overcoming Obstacles
August 22, 2017

Six months ago, Noell Ratapu felt a disability meant she wouldn’t be able to pursue tertiary study. The 18-year-old has spinal muscular atrophy and has largely been confined to a...

Being the Change she Wishes to See
May 2, 2017

As she worked to make sense of tragedy, wagging and boozing early in her life, Hineiti Monika forged tough parts of her past into tools of her trade as a social worker. Graduating in May from...

Social Work Study Empowering
January 11, 2017

For Gwen Hinga, completing her Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences at EIT is a way of giving the guarded, wary girl she once was some power to make things right. Drawn to the East Coast from...

Battler Gains Degree
October 28, 2016

EIT graduate Rosina Reiri has redeemed hard-won experience and sorrow in helping others.  Born in Dannevirke and raised in Tikitiki, Rosina lost her father when she was eight, and her mother at...

EIT Celebrating Māori Language Week 2015
July 22, 2015

EIT is to be a showcase for the Māori language next week, with daily activities celebrating and promoting te reo.EIT’s Māori and Pasifika liaison advisor Lee Kershaw-Karaitiana says the school...

Tairāwhiti flavour woven into new degree
July 1, 2015

An opportunity for EIT Tairāwhiti to “completely rethink” how and what is delivered in its Bachelor of Social Work has been a breath of fresh air, according to EIT’s head of school for...