Increased anxiety about the future, stress over financial difficulties and nervousness about studying have been identified as major impacts of Covid-19 for tertiary students according to recent studies.
Over the course of lockdown, like many tertiary providers - NZSE College made a quick and efficient transition to online learning, increased student support services and financial hardship options were made available to students who needed it.
Seven months on, we decided to sit down and chat with NZSE College students who were studying during the Covid-19 lockdown and discuss how the unprecedented situation affected them, their studies and how NZSE College helped them. Here’s what they had to say.
Business – Sam Tulemoe
Sam Tulemoe was studying Business Administration and Tech Level 3 during the first Covid-19 lockdown. The transition to online learning required Sam to quickly adapt to online learning systems and processes. Sam discusses how lockdown affected his Business programme, Covid-19 and how NZSE College helped him continue his studies during that time.
ATC Military Prep – Olivia Tupou
Our ATC Military Prep programme focuses on military orientation training and physical activities alongside academic, in-class learning. After the Covid-19 lockdown, our ATC Military Prep School at NZSE College saw a complete transition to solely online learning as campuses were forced to close. Olivia explains how her studies, graduation and family were affected during and after Covid-19 lockdown and how NZSE College helped her.
Early Childhood Education - Ala Malo
Ala Malo was in the final stages of her ECE Level 4 practicum during the nation-wide Covid-19 lockdown, Ala saw first-hand the struggles students, parents and the community faced in the ECE industry. Ala talks through her personal struggles and what continued to keep her motivated to study during that time.