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Lia Sutedjo

Certificate in Science and Health Graduate

Certificate in Science and Health Graduate

Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, Lia Sutedjo moved to New Zealand 16 years ago with her son to pursue better education and a new life.

“I love New Zealand culture and feel safe and respected regardless of where I come from. I came to improve my career options and there are many opportunities to do so in New Zealand.”

The move to New Zealand inspired Lia to make a change from her Business and Marketing background to pursue a career in Health Science. 

After a recommendation from a friend, Lia took the plunge and enrolled in UCOL’s Certificate in Science and Health on the Palmerston North campus.

“I wanted to update my science knowledge and re-familiarise myself with studying as it had been such a long time. The programme fits my needs perfectly.”

With the aim of securing a career in Medical Imaging Technology (MIT), Lia says she’s glad she chose to study a Certificate in Science and Health. “MIT is very competitive. The Certificate programme prepared me for this study and I now have much more confidence,” she says.
UCOL offered Lia a range of programmes to help her succeed in the Health Science industry.

She says she found UCOL a very supportive environment. “All of the lecturers and support staff were more than happy to help out with any problems I had.”

Being accepted into the MIT programme was one of Lia’s biggest achievements. 

Once she graduates with the Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) Lia would like to find a radiographer position and eventually specialize in mammography.

“There is still a long road ahead of me, but on my UCOL journey I have already achieved so much and look forward to more enjoyable experiences.”


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