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Devon Polaschek

May 22

Psychopathy in the wild and in prison

Psychopathy is a widely misunderstood form of personality disorder, according to the University of Waikato’s Professor of Psychology Devon L.L. Polaschek.

Polaris Quartet of Shanghai

May 16

Waikato string quartet music goes global

University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music composer Associate Professor Martin Lodge has been working with the Polaris Quartet of Shanghai on a new music project.

Jonno Rau

May 15

The best crops in the right places

Masters student Jonno Rau is digging the dirt with Wairoa District Council to find out what plants will grow best in different locations.


May 11

University to host environmental film evening

As part of a larger commitment to waste reduction, the University of Waikato’s Eco Emporium will be running events to promote tangible, positive solutions for environmental issues.


May 10

No holding her back

For as long as she can remember Tayla Blanchard wanted to be a teacher. Despite setbacks and challenges, today Tayla will graduate with a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)

Tangi Walker

May 9

Finish line in sight for Te Puke social work graduate

“It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish” says Tangi Walker. And the finish line is nearly in sight for the mum-of-five and nan-of-two who graduates this week with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Waikato.

Maths Eyes

May 9

New trail brings maths to life

A new trail designed to help people appreciate maths in their daily lives will be launched on the University of Waikato’s Hamilton campus on 26 May.


May 5

Mum, I’m going to university!

In 2013 Maryjane Pulham took a deep breath and made the decision to tackle a Bachelor of Arts degree, a decision made just two weeks before the semester began.

Sangion Tiu for web

May 5

From PNG to PhD

Dr Sangion Tiu is helping give indigenous Papua New Guineans a say in environmental policymaking


May 5

From Ōpōtiki to academia

Growing up in small-town Ōpōtiki, Neihana Dew never imagined he would be the first of his direct family to graduate from university


May 5

Study addict says “just do it”

For self-confessed “study addict” Rebecca Gladstone-Gallagher, her graduation from the University of Waikato with a PhD in biology is another step in her study journey, and she has no plans to stop.

University of Waikato 50th Anniversary video