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Seven months on, how NZSE College students dealt with Covid-19

November 9, 2020

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.

Every year, ATC holds an annual competition where all students from our three campuses: Manukau, Waikato, and Waitakere, come together to compete for the top honours within ATC.

The ATC Terminator Challenge is designed to be fun and exciting, whilst also testing the physical, mental, and strategic potential of our students to achieve success as a team. It has been two long years on hold, but the challenge makes its 2022 comeback with drill and circuit challenges, endurance sports, team work strategy, tug-of-war and so much more.

This year we will hold our ATC Terminator Event on Thursday 27th October 2022 at:

  • Parade and drill competition: Shadbolt Park - Suburbs Rugby Club, 130 Portage Rd, New Lynn,
  • Terminator physical challenge: Motu Moana Scout Camp, 140 Connaught St, Blockhouse Bay

You are invited!

A terminator challenge is an event the whole family can enjoy.
Bring your whanau, tell your neighbour, iwi, communities. Share it on social media!
Support one another, celebrate victories, and connect with friends on this day of exciting challenges.

Get in touch for more information
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