Giving Study a Second Chance

For successful graduate Alexandra Asman, studying towards her Certificate in Business (Small Business) with NMIT and eCampus NZ was an exercise in “feeling the fear and doing it anyway.”  Before enrolling with NMIT, Alex, who emigrated from South Africa to New Zealand just over a year ago, lacked confidence in her academic abilities.  “I went through a pretty old-fashioned schooling system – the goldfish was judged by its ability to climb a wall,” she says.  “As […]

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Entering the IT Industry

To enter the IT industry is to make a lifelong commitment to learning; new tools and technologies are constantly emerging and evolving.  Online learning seemed like the logical first step for eCampus NZ learner and IT professional Julie Blair, who was ready to step back into the workforce after raising two young children.  “I wanted to get myself ready to go back to work before […]

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Studying Small Business

At TANZ eCampus, we’re lucky to be a part of a diverse learning community. The eCampus whānau is made up of learners from Aotearoa’s biggest cities and smallest towns. Our learners come from different age groups and cultural backgrounds, and each has a unique reason for studying with us. But there are two things that […]

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Finding the time to study during lockdown

Like many of our learners, Richard Payne found his already busy life got a whole lot busier throughout the COVID-19 lockdown. As a senior security officer (2IC) at his local hospital, Richard and his team played an important role in keeping his community safe throughout the lockdown, with responsibilities that included controlling hospital entrances and […]

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A passion for learning and teaching

For Courtenay Blair, Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) Chef Tutor and recent graduate of the New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching, education is about igniting a passion for learning and guiding students towards that “lightbulb moment”. It’s clear from our conversation that Courtenay loves what she does and cares deeply about her students’ […]

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Putting her learning to work

With a full-time career in the event hire industry, as well as being a mother and host-mother to two international students, Julia Kruskopf is living proof that even the busiest people can find the time to achieve their academic and professional goals. Last month, in the midst of the nationwide lockdown, Julia completed the New […]

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