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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

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.

Making his mark in the field of environmental politics 12th December 2016

Timothy McGiven has been awarded the 2016 Environmental Politics and Policy Network (EPPN) prize for the best postgraduate paper in the field of environmental politics.

Berlin recording for Waikato composer 30th November 2016

A composition by the Conservatorium of Music's Associate Professor Martin Lodge will be recorded in Berlin in December.

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