Working Here - The Waikato Experience
With a beautiful sprawling campus, and excellent facilities – the University of Waikato, located in Hamilton, provides a stimulating and fulfilling work environment. Our campus covers some 68 hectares located in New Zealand’s heartland, the Waikato. The University’s location, origins, partnerships with Māori and unique regional and cultural resources have always been fundamental aspects of our identity. We place a high level of importance on the University's role as a key driver of social well-being and economic growth in its region.
The University also has a satellite campus in Tauranga. Our partnership with the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic enables us to offer a wider range of learning and research options for people from the beautiful Bay of Plenty region and share the Polytechnic Windermere and Bongard campuses. Click here for more information.
Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
The Academy is Waikato's award-winning performing arts venue. It hosts music concerts, theatre and dance performances, art and photography exhibitions, small and larger scale festivals, conferences and private dining functions. The University’s weekly lunch hour concert series has a strong audience following, and features both local and international artists, as well as advanced music students. Also on campus there is a chamber orchestra and choir based in the Music Department. The Academy also provides world-class facilities for the University’s teaching programmes in Music, Theatre, Dance, and Māori Performing Arts. Students, local community groups, national and international artists have full access to the Academy's state-of-the-art venues and facilities. Click here for more information.
Sport & Recreation
The University provides a wide range of facilities including the largest sports fields of any University campus, and an envied Recreation Centre.
The Rec Centre welcomes the whole community, including University staff, to improve their physical well-being through the use of the extensive facilities and programmes made available. Its relaxed environment, provides a broad range of services for those of all fitness levels and capabilities. For more information, click here.
The campus has a 50 metre outdoor leisure pool and a dive pool. The Pavilion is the home of official University sports clubs and its bar provides an avenue for clubs on campus to socialise. Netball and tennis courts, squash courts and the fields form part of the Pavilion facilities. For more information, click here.
The University campus shops are located at the Village Green, next to one of the University’s three lakes. The shops include a range of cafés catering to a variety of diets, local banks and ATMs, a chemist, hairdressers and local print shop.