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Fijian Students in NZ Get Awards

Three students from Fiji were nominated for the New Zealand Pacific Scholarships 2016 Academic Achiever Awards. The awardees will receive NZ$1,500 and a certificate from their NZ respective Universities. The
14 Apr 2017 10:34
Fijian Students in NZ Get Awards

Three students from Fiji were nominated for the New Zealand Pacific Scholarships 2016 Academic Achiever Awards.

The awardees will receive NZ$1,500 and a certificate from their NZ respective Universities.

The awardees from Fiji are Sargam Goundar, Atish Chand and Vakaruru Cavuilati.

  • Sargam Goundar has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Geography) from the University of Otago. Sargam has achieved high grades consistently through the year. Sargam’s received research topic was “Effects of Climate Change-Induced Migration on a Receiving Country: A Case Study in Fiji”. Mr Goundar’s supervisor, Professor J.A. (Tony) Binns has said that “She is an outstanding student. She is also highly motivated, with enthusiastic eagerness for her work and displaying a high level of engagement in seminar discussion. As her dissertation supervisor, I have no reservations in saying that she has been one of the best first year postgraduates that I have worked with in my 40-year career”.
  • Atish Chand is enrolled in a Master of Management in Agribusiness at Lincoln University. Mr Chand has achieved high grades consistently through the year. Mr Chand has joined all events Lincoln University has run for NZ Scholarship students and makes himself known to new students from his region. He is quiet but consistent achiever.
  • Vakaruru Cavuilati is currently undertaking Master of Health Sciences from University of Canterbury. Mr  Vakaruru has achieved high grades consistently through the year. Mr Vakaruru has started his Master’s thesis which investigates climate change impacts on the malnutrition of children between 6 to 60 months in Fiji. Mr Vakaruru is highly motivated as a student actively engages with other classmates, meeting other mature students on campus and sharing experiences with people from other cultures. Source: New Zealand High Commission

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