News - Social Sciences

Honours history made at EIT Tairāwhiti
June 21, 2020

Living in Australia during the “unjust politics” of the (John) Howard Government sparked a fire in Jodie Hodgson which led to her studying social work.  This year she graduated with...

Living the Dream
June 5, 2020

Working with people is a passion for EIT Tairāwhiti social work student Dylan Williams.  He says he is lucky - he is already partly living his dream, working with teenage rangatahi as...

“I’m blown away by the whole journey”
April 28, 2020

In March 2019, Sam Smith was announced winner of the EIT Margaret Hetley scholarship while she was completing her final assessments. Now it’s all wrapped up and although she wasn’t be able...

Working hard to make a difference
June 6, 2019

She might not have finished high school but EIT social work student Bella Mill is well on her way to a degree in social work, driven by an ambition to make a difference for children. Bella...

EIT is celebrating World Book Day
March 7, 2019

    Today is world book day! The whole world is celebrating books and so is EIT. Three of our Early Childhood Education lecturers and one manager tell us about their favourite...

New Social Work Lecturer keen to share experience
February 8, 2019

After working in the frontline of the local social work sector, newly appointed EIT social work lecturer Sarah Elliott is looking forward to passing on the skills she has learned. She is...

Pasifika social worker willing to lay it all down
January 7, 2019

Andrew Uasi is a 24 year old New Zealander of Tongan descent. He is the second in his family to pursue tertiary education and he’s keen to see more Pasifika youth take up tertiary...