Helen Vea

Second Year Bachelor of Social Practice
Waitākere campus

What inspired you to take this course and career path?
I was inspired to take on this degree because I wish to help/support people within our community.

Why did you decide to become a Student Rep?
I decided to become a student rep because I wanted to help/support my class members. I also wanted to learn the best way to support students, and the student rep training helped with that.

What changes do you hope to achieve as a Rep this semester?
The changes I hope to make are getting a better classroom with enough tables for all students and getting to know each and every person in my degree.

If you have to bake or cook for others, what is your ‘signature dish?’
I can make chocolate cupcakes. Through many trials and many errors, it has now become my signature dish.

Where is your hometown and what is the best thing about it?
Henderson, the best thing about is that it is home.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I want to visit all the islands in the Pacific.

What is the book or movie that has influenced you the most and why?
The Wave by Todd Strasser. I learned that you should always question a person/group/idea and to never follow blindly.

What was your first job (or if you haven’t had a job, your first big responsibility)?
My first job was babysitting my nephews.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
In five years, I see myself working as a social worker within our community.