Study in Wellington a world away from Mumbai
Gaining insight into how New Zealand universities work was the motivation for Uditi Nithin Bangera, 19, from India, to enrol in a Foundation certificate at ACG Pathways.
“The universities back in India have a different approach to studies than the universities in New Zealand,” she explained. “This course has slowly helped me become familiar with university studies and atmosphere here.”
A talented student, Uditi is now on track to undertake a Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. She hopes to major in Human Genetics and Molecular Pathology. Eventually, her aim is to become a pathologist, researching cancer and other diseases.
Uditi lives in the suburb of Karori, Wellington. From there she can easily explore all that Wellington has to offer – a world away from her busy home city of Mumbai.
“My favorite thing about Wellington is the harbour. It is a beautiful place and is right next to the ACG campus so after school I go there with my friends. The view is incredible and extremely peaceful.”
Uditi says she finds Wellington a ‘beautiful city’ with lots of greenery and many places for students to visit, including Te Papa museum, parliament, Zeelandia, and the botanic gardens.
“Students who love photography will love Wellington,” she adds. “There are so many parks and beaches and it’s quite easy to get around by bus or train. It’s also an extremely safe city.”
For now Uditi is focusing on her certificate at ACG Pathways – successful completion will guarantee her entry to Victoria University. She’s finding the course fast-paced and well structured, and the atmosphere comfortable and welcoming.
“The teachers are amazing and have helped me a lot,” she says. “There is a lot of student support, especially Wellbeing Week. I even got to volunteer for a few events. The environment at ACG is very supportive and encouraging.”
Uditi is enrolled in The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation Studies Programme delivered by ACG Pathways.