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Rathee for web

April 19

So, how do you get to work?

Psychology student Rathee Savi wants to know why people choose and use certain modes for their daily commute. She's looking for survey participants.

April 19

Gold Coast medal glory

Congratulations to University of Waikato current and former students who competed in the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, bringing home two gold medals, two silvers and a bronze.

Jamie for web

April 19

Stranger things

He’s been a teacher and youth worker, he’s a politician and musician, and now Jamie Strange is a masters scholar.

April 19

Woman overboard: empowering women in the Oman Navy

In 2004, Najila Al Zadjali became the first-ever female Omani student to enrol at the University of Waikato. Next week, she will walk across the graduation stage again, proud to be graduating in a city she now considers home.

April 18

Beyond deception: towards the perfect lineout

How do you win the ball in a line-out? People have tended to think you just have to be the highest, but research shows it is actually who can get the jumper in the air fastest.

April 17

From hockey field to graduation stage

When hockey champion Natasha Fitzsimons graduates at Claudelands next week, she can proudly reflect on her long list of achievements over the past three years.

Terry Halford web

April 16

A life less ordinary

Terry Halford, once a sweeper of floors, now an environmental engineer.

April 16

Celebrating difference

April’s graduation ceremony will be a special celebration for single mum Kyle Hefferon, who has just completed a Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Environmental Planning and Geography.

April 12

RePAIR-ing the growth in prison violence

Violence in prisons is growing, along with prisoner numbers. Between 2010 and 2017, violent incidents and aggressive behaviour nearly doubled. A researcher at the University of Waikato is finding ways to curb that growth and possibly de-escalate it.

Keith Soo

April 10

Keith Soo's art needs you

Award-winning Visual Designer and Senior Lecturer Chin-En Keith Soo has exhibited all over the world under the name CEKS (his initials) and is showing two pieces at the Tauranga Art Gallery.

University of Waikato 50th Anniversary video