A day at Massey for Orewa College students

Left to right: Orewa College students Cameron Pickering, Nathan Hartley, Billie Hart and Jenny Green from the School of Nursing.

Orewa College students recently took part in a Tertiary Explorer Day at Massey’s Auckland campus, exploring the worlds of nursing, biological sciences, theatre and entrepreneurship.

Fifty year 10 students participated in the event to introduce them to a range of study options, and highlight the importance of choosing relevant subjects moving into their NCEA years.

Lecturer Jenny Green, from the School of Nursing in the College of Health, says part of the career workshop focused on the vital role nurses play in infection prevention. “We became CSI sleuths, paying attention to hand hygiene and how we can prevent bacteria from spreading,” she said.

Mrs Green says having the opportunity to meet with students interested in studying a Bachelor of Nursing at that point in their education is crucial, so they can make informed decisions about subject choices. “The students were engaged and made great connections between the patient scenarios we presented them with and the clinical decisions that need to be made. It was impressive to watch. And nursing is in hot demand, not only in New Zealand but around the world. It’s a brilliant career that makes a real difference to every day health.”

From left to right: Luke Polson, Dylan Windybank, Megan Hoare and Billie Hart, taking part in the Biological Sciences microscopy workshop.

The Tertiary Explorer Day is part of a range of activities offered to secondary school students throughout the year by Massey’s Student Recruitment team. Student recruitment advisor Rebekah Sulman says, “We want these students to imagine themselves here at the Auckland campus by becoming university students for the day.”

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