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Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) encourages our students to understand that their choice of study is of value to themselves and society; that they will also gain worthwhile skills that can be utilised in the workplace; and that studying for the pleasure of learning and for academic stimulation is as important as studying for vocational purposes.

Faculty News

Introducing the new app for pregnant women 15th February 2017

A team from the School of Psychology has been working for the last three years to develop ‘Positively Pregnant’ – an app for pregnant women.

Social perception in mild cognitive impairment 14th February 2017

PhD student Sandhya Fernandez is conducting research that looks at people with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and how they communicate.

Research exposes restriction of healthcare investment in West Africa 17th January 2017

A recent study, led by Dr Thomas Stubbs, shows budget reduction targets and public sector caps, insisted on by the IMF as loan conditions, result in reduced health spending and medical ‘brain drain’ in developing West African nations.

Learning the art of taonga pūoro 16th January 2017

The traditions and performance techniques of taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) will be taught through two courses this year.

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