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Mikaere Wiki - Sport and Recreation

Mikaere Wiki - Sport and Recreation

“I’ve always loved sport, and now I have a real passion for competitive rugby and rowing, and social squash and basketball. I lived my first 10 years here in Whangarei then lived in Wellington for intermediate school and Auckland for high school. I’ve returned here straight from school because I want to study sport and rec and I want to play rugby here.”

“I have a lot of mates studying at other unis in big classes so I really appreciate the smaller class size here, getting to know our class mix of domestic and international students, and the one-on-one access with the tutors. I also love the free gym membership. Sport and rec study is a great opportunity to come straight out of school with a fees-free first year.”

“Long term I want to become a strength and conditioning coach for a team and get the opportunity to travel with them. To do that I’ll go on and do my degree year from here through AUT. The degree will give me the universality of an internationally recognised qualification.”

“My next step is to start as a personal trainer to build connections and gradually branch into where I want to go.”

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