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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.
A team from the School of Psychology has been working for the last three years to develop ‘Positively Pregnant’ – an app for pregnant women.
PhD student Sandhya Fernandez is conducting research that looks at people with a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and how they communicate.
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.
The traditions and performance techniques of taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) will be taught through two courses this year.