Student leaders and voice

Ko te ahurei o te ākonga arahia o tātou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the student guide our work

Your Voice Matters

The student voice informs decision making at WITT and when you share your ideas, kōrero, and concerns with us, it helps make WITT better for everyone. 

You can have your say by:

  • Get involved as a student representative
  • Participate in activities at Te Paepae Ākonga 
  • Provide feedback to our surveys throughout your student journey 
  • Sending us an email at 

2022 Student Leaders

Scott Brown

Bachelor of Nursing

Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Scott toku ingoa. I’m a level 1 nursing student, I have always wanted to help people who are in need so that is why I chose nursing, and nursing is going to help me get one foot into healthcare.

I have grown up rurally in Taranaki my whole life, growing up on a farm has taught me how to never give up when life starts to get hard and to always try our best no matter what. My number 1 goal in life is to be able to make a difference in someone’s life and to help them have a brighter future. 

Anna Burkitt 

Bachelor of Nursing

Kia ora, My name is Anna, I’m a proud mum of 3 children (one who is also a current WITT student). Im passionate about having the student's voice heard and bringing WITT and all students together to form a united team.

I bring leadership experience, understanding and commitment to this role and look forward to contributing in areas where not only my life experiences but my past and future career experiences and skills can benefit WITT and students alike.

Claire Davies

Bachelor of Applied Management

Tēnā koutou katoa, Hello WITT Family

My name is Claire Davies I am 35 years old and am a mum to four lovely children aged 10-19 years old.

I hope to be a listening ear to students of all ages and be able to help them on their road to success. I would like to bring a way for all students at Witt to easily communicate with each other. A place where we can share ideas, including money saving tips, quick easy and cheap recipes, sell or hand on our used textbooks, and many other things.

If you see me around, please come and say hi, I look forward to helping make Witt the best place it can be for us all.

Mikayla Mathys

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Ko Taranaki te Maunga
Ko Rautini te Awa
Ko Aotea te waka
Ko Te Potaka te marae
Ko Taranaki te iwi
Ko Mikayla toku ingoa

Born and bred in New Plymouth and proud of the diversity our region has to offer.  To me being a student leader is as simple as “I am the person you come to talk too, talk about anything at any time”

Kimberley Prince

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Kia Orana all! My name is Kimberley Prince and I’m a third-year Bachelor of Applied Management, Majoring in Human Resources and Project Management.

I truly believe people are the most important element of any aspect in life. In the relationships you keep, hobbies, community, at work, and in any organisation. You chose WITT as a very vital part of your future and I am determined to ensure your experience is as good as mine has been and be a solid voice on your behalf.

Hugh Wilson

Graduate Diploma in Project Management 

My name is Hugh Wilson. I now live on the family farm at Inglewood with my amazing wife Ruth and we have four amazing young adult daughters. I believe education is a critical tool to a successful life for me and for others, so I rejoice in my assignment on the Student Voice team.

If I can help you in your time at WITT or if you just want to hang out and network together, please stop and say hello.

Atamu Manuel

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation

Ko Taranaki te Maunga
Ko Matanehunehu te Awa
Ko Kurahaupo te Waka
Ko Taranaki te Iwi
Ko Ngamahanga te Hapu
Ko Puniho te Pa
Ko Tarawainuku te Marae
Ko Rauhoto Tapairu te Toka
Ko Manukonga Raua Ko Manuera toku Whanau
Ko Atamu Lee Manukonga Manuel toku Ingoa

I became a student leader simply to help tautoko anybody who needs it. I’m Taranaki Iwi and proud and have a very open mindset in everything. If you want to know anything about me, just ask. I’m an open book. I’m here at Te Kura Matatini O Taranaki to better myself and enhance my future for me, my Tamariki and my Whanau.

Nau mai, haere mai, kōrero mai

Nga mihi.

School Representatives

Got a problem or idea that might make your class or your School better? Talk to your School Representatives who’ll advocate on your behalf and also they’re there to let you know what’s available and where to go to get it.


If you’re interested in becoming a Student Leader or School Representative or, we’d love to hear from you.

Send us an email here and we’ll get in touch with more information.


Te Paepae Ākonga - Student Voice

Eve White

Student Voice Project Manager

06 757 3100 ext. 8733

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