Students impressed with new health building

Posted on February 21, 2013

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Week two into the new academic year has seen new and returning students impressed with the new health building at the Whitireia Porirua campus.
Over 1000 health students will be studying in the building this year. There is a great sense of pride amongst students, of their new education facility.
Jacob Carlson, a second year Bachelor of Health Science student is impressed with the building and is enjoying the open spaces it provides. “It’s such a change from where were last year in a prefabricated building,” he said.
The very modern building that takes up 3817 square metres is full of state-of-the-art features.  Included are laboratories, world class simulation suites, inter-room sliding doors allowing for flexible teaching, open work spaces for staff, learning streets which are the focal point and central hub of student life, a place of interaction and self-learning with very bright and modern furniture.  The learning streets are a great meeting point said Bachelor of Nursing, year three student Charlie Boyadjian. “Having one building that houses all health students is amazing, it makes you realise how many people are studying health programmes at Whitireia,” she said.
For year one Bachelor of Nursing Pacific student Mai-Cherie Howard, she thinks she has timed her entry into nursing training pretty well by being able to start it in the new building.
This new health education facility is setting new standards in New Zealand.
The building will be officially opened on the 20 March 2013 by the Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall.

Students L-R Mai-Cherie Howard, Year One Bachelor of Nursing Pacific, Meg Dacre, Year Three Bachelor of Nursing, Charlie Boyadjian Year Three Bachelor of Nursing and Jake Carlson, Year Two Bachelor of Health Science, hanging out in the learning street on the ground floor of the new health building at Whitireia

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Flexible Teaching Space

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Faculty of Health Reception


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Learning Street​


 Students in the new Simulation Suite

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