Faculty of Education and Social Work

Mazlin Mohamed Mokhtar

Mazlin Mokhtar from Malaysia completed a PhD in Education.

“I chose to move to New  Zealand to study at the University of Auckland because it’s a world-ranked university and offers high-quality programmes.”

“What I’m particularly enjoying are the monthly roundtable discussions held by the Postgraduate Students' Association, where interesting topics are discussed and I get the opportunity to meet and chat with my fellow PhD students. The free workshops are also fantastic as they provide support to improve and excel in my studies.

“During the course of my study, I’ve had an opportunity to present at an Applied Linguistics Association Conference in Wellington, which has helped me make more connections with other researchers and to improve on my research.

“Pursuing my PhD allows me to explore more of my research area in linguistics and to upgrade my knowledge and skills as a professional. After completing my PhD, I look forward to returning to Malaysia as a lecturer in the polytechnic where I worked.”