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Local degree pathways proving popular

Local degree pathways proving popular

This year at least eight Aoraki Polytechnic arts and media students are taking up the offer to credit their study at towards a degree. Many people may not be aware but you can start your study pathway towards a degree right here at Aoraki, meaning you could get to stay at home longer, save a fortune on student loans and accommodation bills, plus you’ll have the added confidence from having completed a qualification.

Judy Anderson has just completed her Level 6 Diploma in Arts and Media at Aoraki Polytechnic and is one of two students going on to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Media at NMIT this year. Judy said her study at Aoraki gave her the confidence to progress in her studies. “The self-growth gained from fulltime study, the programme and exhibitions all helped me learn to take my art into the world and start a successful career as well as give me self confidence in becoming an artist.”

Also studying the Diploma in Arts and Media, Naomi White chose to study at Aoraki because she didn’t want to start in a huge class and Timaru was closer to home. “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Aoraki and I feel Aoraki has prepared me for my future”. Naomi is going on to the Bachelor of Fashion at Otago Polytechnic this year.

Mathew Brown has just completed the Diploma in Digital Photography, and is one of three students carrying onto Otago Polytechnic’s third year Bachelor of Visual Arts programme. Mathew was awarded a bronze in the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographer Awards this year and his favourite part of the programme was the practical sessions in the studio.

Joanne Rooney, graduate of the Diploma in Applied Business (Accounting) and NZ Diploma in Business is Continuing her dream by using Aoraki’s partnership with Lincoln University to directly pathway into their second year of a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. “Choosing to stay in Timaru to kick start my career meant that my loan isn’t as big and I’ve gained real life applied skills in Accounting that I use every day in my job.”

Pathways to degrees at Aoraki Polytechnic are available in the popular demand areas of Art and Design, Business, Science, Social and Community Work, Nursing and Information Technology. For further information or to enrol contact Aoraki Polytechnic on Freephone 0800 426 725 or visit


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