News - Social Sciences

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...

Just Published – “It Doesnt Have to Continue”
April 16, 2014

"It Doesnt Have to Continue" - A collection of stories about transforming family violence (an educational resource)Compiled by Judy Wivell and Mandy PentecostIt Doesnt Have To Continue Mar 14

Inherited a love of helping others
January 23, 2014

Newly-graduated social worker Sharai Takao is on a mission to help others.It took three years for Sharai to complete her Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences. Her final placement at Impact...

More fee free study places
January 23, 2014

EIT youth scholarships, partially funded by the government’s Youth Guarantee (YG) scholarship scheme, has  now been extended to 18 and 19 year olds who wish to study up to Level 3.In...