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New scholarship for Pacific students

Pacific people with leadership potential are being encouraged to apply for a new University of Waikato scholarship funded by the estate of the late Morrinsville accountant and farmer Edna Money.

Distinguished Alumni recognised in University's anniversary year

The University of Waikato has honoured four alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2014.

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Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Jasmine

Fourth-year Bachelor of Laws student Jasmine Retief has always been intrigued by the Chinese culture and language – and now she will get the chance to visit the country.

Sargeson Lecture to Feature Award-Winning Novelist

Taking an imaginary place and making it seem real is something which novelist and short-story writer Catherine Chidgey is extremely good at. It's this idea of place in her writing that she will address at the 12th annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture.

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Postgraduate Month

Postgraduate Month

Come along to the various information sessions and events in October and discover how postgraduate study at the University of Waikato can enhance your career. 1 - 31 October

Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

Come along and see Professor Robert Hannah from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences deliver a free lecture to the public. 14 October

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Gallagher Great Race 2014

Come along to the Great Race and witness the best of university rowing by bringing together varsity crews from around the globe to race against our home crew. Be sure to catch the action at the Ferry Bank (Grantham St) on September 18, 2014.

Kīngitanga Day 2014 - preview

Kīngitanga Day is an opportunity for students, staff and the wider community to celebrate the University's distinctive identity, heritage and relationships. A fun and vibrant day is anticipated for the University and the community.

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Josh Blue, Bachelor of Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws

From first XV to a top level legal team, by way of Mount Everest - passionate rugby player and soon-to-be lawyer Josh Blue is one of our Hillary Scholars. Read More

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