Jane Wallwork.  BA History.

Diane Dean, Award Winner Jane Wallwork and BPW NZ President Carolyn Savage

Diane Dean, Award Winner Jane Wallwork and BPW NZ President Carolyn Savage

Last night Jane Wallwork was presented with a cheque by BPW NZ President Carolyn Savage, and Projects Convenor Diane Dean, at the BPW Tamaki monthly meeting at Waipuna Hotel, Mount Wellington, Auckland.

Jane is 43 years and mother of two children, currently working as a teacher’s aide in a North Shore Primary School. Moved to NZ from UK with her family in 2007 and intends to spend the rest of her life in her new home country.

Jane left school at 16 with a small handful of basic qualifications and no idea what to do with her life. After various short term and highly uninteresting jobs – then five years as a full time mum began as a teaching assistant when her eldest child started school, discovered a talent for working with special needs children. This inspired Jane to expand her horizons and train as a teacher.

Began distance learning with Massey University in 2010, and next year studies the final seven papers to complete the degree enabling Jane to enrol in a graduate diploma of primary teaching in 2014.

This year Jane has taken on full time study load while still working four school days. Jane primarily knows precisely where she is going and has a clear concrete pathway to walk.

The Project Committee feel Jane would be a very worthy recipient of the BPW NZ Massey University Scholarship. She is mentoring and networking with people at every opportunity, is ambitious and keen to get her studies finished and become a qualified teacher as soon as possible.

This award was first established in 1980 and has helped more than 50 women over the years to complete their degrees.

Women, who have been studying extramurally towards a first bachelor’s degree in any discipline at Massey University, are being offered a study award from The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women.  One award of $1500 is made annually to a woman who has been studying extramurally and who by the end of the current year will have completed no fewer than 210 credits (120 credits of which were completed as extramural study) towards a first degree.

Applications close with the Scholarships Office, Graduate Research School on 1 September and Application forms are available from Massey Contact at each campus or email:

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