Media Advisory 15 May 2017

Everyone welcome to uni Open Day
The University of Waikato invites prospective students and other visitors to an Open Day this Friday 19 May at the university's Hamilton campus. The annual event, which is free and open to the public, showcases qualifications, academic excellence, student support, facilities and lifestyle on offer to students. Throughout the day, prospective students will be able to try their hand at science experiments, take part in tours around the halls of residence and campus, attend mini-lectures and workshops, and talk to staff and students about study options. The full Open Day schedule is available on the Open Day 2017 App, where people can build their own timetable of events to attend, find their way around campus, and share their experiences on the university’s social media platforms. There will be live entertainment, food stalls, competitions and giveaways. Open Day runs from 9.30am-3pm. For more information about Open Day, and to register, visit
Contact: Ann Huston, 07 838 4775, or

University hosts environmental film evening
As part of a larger commitment to waste reduction, the University of Waikato’s Eco Emporium will be running events to promote tangible, positive solutions for environmental issues. A film and discussion evening called, “Wai, Waste and What you can do” will be held on the Hamilton campus later this month. This will include a talk by Merren Tait (, who will talk about her year without plastic. Following this, the documentary A Plastic Ocean, will be screened, and a panel of waste experts will answer questions. This documentary was filmed by a team of international adventurers and researchers in 20 locations to document the global effects of plastic pollution and offer potential solutions to address the associated problems of plastic. The event is free and open to the public on 23 May from 6.30pm-9pm on the Hamilton campus in S Block (S.G.01).
Contact: Valerie Bianchi, 021 069 6434, or

Marketing trade show 
Modern time-saving gadgets that reduce physical labour and make our lives easier are always a hit with consumers. On Friday 26 May, around 300 marketing students from the University of Waikato will present their clever ideas for new time-saving devices in a simulated trade show environment. The Waikato Management School Marketing Trade Show is a practical assignment in which first-year students get to develop a real-world marketing strategy for a hypothetical product, and try to sell its unique benefits to a panel of judges. The trade show will be followed by a prize-giving, with prizes awarded for best overall product, best stand and best costumes. Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to come along. The trade show will be in the Level One foyer of the Management School Building (MSB), from 4.30pm to 7pm. 
Contact: Dr Mark Kilgour, 07 837 9268, or or Ruth Taylor, 07 838 4263, or

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