Glenda McMinn

Programme attended: Business Administration and Technology (Level 4)

Business Graduate 2017

Flexible learning options meant Glenda McMinn could fit study around her work and lifestyle, developing her skills to create a better career.

Glenda recently completed a Diploma in Management and Diploma in Business through Tai Poutini Polytechnic, studying part-time over 10 years.

“My employer suggested I think about part-time study and it’s been a great process. It helped me get a step-up in my career and develop my knowledge and understanding of the banking business.

“Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s tutors were fantastic – I loved learning from them as they have real life experience and they pass on that knowledge. 

“The other great aspect was the fact I could study part-time, in night classes and block courses. I was able to work it around my life so, depending on what was going on, I could choose to do more or fewer papers each semester.

“It feels a little weird now that I have finished, it was such a big part of my life for 10 years. I’m really proud that I did it and it’s helped me create better opportunities in my career. I’d encourage anyone to give it a go; it just takes good communication and organisation and you can achieve your goals.”