Among the 500 Whitireia graduates at a ceremony in March were several Creative Writing students celebrating creativity, craft and a whole lot of hard work.
Richard Anderson, graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Creative Writing, says "I felt I’d really accomplished something I was proud of."
He’s also celebrating a second accomplishment after being awarded a Whitireia Foundation Scholarship which will enable him to complete a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing during 2013.
"I had my doubts about whether I would be eligible but thought I'm going to apply for funding in the future, so now's a good time to practise. Plus I thought what the hell! To actually get one is a huge thing and a great confidence boost," he says.
Fred Sao, who also graduated this year, was featured in Wellington’s daily paper, the Dominion Post, celebrating his movement from being illiterate to graduating with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Creative Writing.
Congratulations to all students!