Bachelor of Arts (BA)
With a passion for te reo Māori, Kiharoa chose the University of Waikato because of the opportunity to specialise in Te Tohu Paetahi.
"The ability to converse, understand, read and write in Māori and understand Māori protocol and culture are developed throughout Te Tohu Paetahi."
As someone who entered university believing it would be too difficult, Kiharoa, a student ambassador, has managed to exceed his own expectations.
"I have been invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society, an invitation-only organisation that strives to recognise those who have excelled academically."
Alan has met new people, created networks, and gathered many skills which he'll be able to use in his career.
"I have had extremely approachable lecturers who have always made the time to further explain something whenever I've needed it."
The ultimate goal for Kiharoa is to eventually open his own school catering predominantly to at-risk Māori youth.