For Erin Wilson studying at the University of Otago College of Education Southland Campus meant having the best of both worlds.
“I enjoyed the small class sizes at the Southland Campus that offered a more one-on-one approach with fantastic lecturers. I was also able to utilise the Dunedin campus and their amazing and experienced lecturers through online lectures as well as online access to all content.”
“Coming from a small town community, the Southland Campus was very welcoming. By my third year of study we were more than just classmates, we were family.”
The development Erin gained from studying the Bachelor of Teaching was personal as well as professional.
“The programme really benefitted me, not only in my career but also in my personal life. It continually challenged my thinking and offered in-depth understanding around life as we know it.”
Throughout her study, placements confirmed early childhood education was the right career choice for Erin.
“Words cannot describe the feeling a teacher gets when they can contribute to a child's learning with passion and love.”
“I am now a qualified teacher but I'm still learning - the children teach me something new every day. That's the great thing about this job; no day is the same as the last.”