Bachelor of Applied Management Graduate
"I'm making a difference by giving back to my community."
Creative Degree Graduate
“I’m making a difference by inspiring young artists”
Cookery and Baking Graduate
“I’m making a difference doing what I love.”
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science student
Quitting is not a word in Bryan Lawton’s dictionary. He is already proving to the world that your past doesn’t choose your future for you, only you can do that.
“All I’ve ever wanted to do was make a difference.”
Born with a rare form of cancer, Ben has defied odds and turned his passion into skills that will see him succeeding in business.
Graduate of Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
“Studying at UCOL was effective for me. Being a Polytech, it’s always being revised to match industry standards. Everything you learn is practical.”
Senior Student Success Advisor
“It was important to me early on to encourage and be a role model for young Māori as well as youth in the community."
Lecturer - Hairdressing
Nicola's desire to work in the fashion industry led her to a rewarding career teaching hairdressing.
“Since studying I have done around 12 years in a salon and I still get excited to see the latest trends and techniques coming out."
Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer - Hairdressing
“Delivering excellent programmes with exceptional graduate outcomes is where my focus is”.
Chef Lecturer / Transition Coordinator
I knew I wanted to be a chef. After studying at UCOL then coming back in 2017 to work, walking back into the kitchen felt like coming home.