Photos from 2014

  • Graduation October 2014
    More than 700 University of Waikato students celebrated graduation in October. Ceremonies were held on 21 October at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae, followed by two ceremonies at Claudelands Events Centre on 22 October.
    24th October 2014
  • 50th Anniversary in Tauranga
    About 100 people gathered at the University of Waikato’s Coastal Marine Station in Tauranga on 29 September to mark the university’s 50th anniversary.
    16th October 2014
  • Sculpture to celebrate 50 years
    A new campus sculpture “L” by Sophie Hermann was unveiled on 7 October 2014 to celebrate the University of Waikato’s first 50 years. The sculpture sits between the Student Centre and L Block on campus.
    8th October 2014
  • Blues Awards 2014
    The Blues Awards are one of the University of Waikato’s most prestigious awards and one of its strongest traditions. Award winners represented a range of disciplines, from snowboarding to beach volleyball, kapa haka to music composition.
    7th October 2014
  • Distinguished Alumni Awards 2014
    The University of Waikato has honoured four alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2014. They are adventurer Jamie Fitzgerald, economist Dr Arthur Grimes, Pacific education advocate Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane and Waikato-Tainui CEO Parekawhia McLean.
    22nd September 2014
  • Pōwhiri welcomes Gallagher Great Race rowing crews
    Crews from Harvard, Washington and Melbourne universities competing in Sunday’s Gallagher Great Race came together this morning for a pōwhiri at the University of Waikato’s Te Kohinga Mārama.
    10th September 2014
  • Winter Lecture Series - 27 August 2014
    Hamilton is often criticised for turning its back on the city and spreading its shopping areas from south Victoria St to The Base north of the city. There's a large amount of "to lease" signs, and complaints of vagrants in the city centre. Can we learn anything about building a better city from our Canadian namesake, Hamilton, Ontario – a city that has successfully overcome its 'steel-worker town' reputation to become Ontario's No. 1 city to invest in?
    28th August 2014
  • Winter Lecture Series - 20 August 2014
    Join University alumnus and TV presenter Jesse Mulligan as he hosts a panel of entertainment experts: University of Waikato Screen and Media department's Associate Professor Geoff Lealand, whose research focuses on the future of film-viewing and film-going; New Zealand author Julie Thomas, who successfully self-published her first book online; and senior producer Megan Whelan from The Wireless, a youth-oriented news website quickly gaining a large online following.
    21st August 2014
  • Winter Lecture Series - 13 August 2014
    Computing and Mathematical Science Senior Lecturer and head of the University of Waikato's new Cyber Security Lab, Dr Ryan Ko presented on how you can enhance your digital safety today and in the future. NetSafe Chief Executive and digital safety advocate Martin Cocker and online legal expert and Faculty of Law Senior Lecturer Wayne Rumbles also shared their knowledge and gave advice on the subject matter.
    14th August 2014
  • Internet Plaque Ceremony
    A plaque marking New Zealand’s first connection to the internet was unveiled in Hamilton with special guest John Houlker, the man who made that initial connection in April 1989.
    14th August 2014
  • Winter Lecture Series - 6 August 2014
    This year's Winter Lecture Series kicked off on 6 August on the topic of business and the future of businesses. Professor Juliet Roper and Associate Professor Eva Collins together with alumnus Chris Insley and online entrepreneur Steve Crowhurst discussed the importance of sustainability and how business practices will change in the years to come.
    7th August 2014
  • National Agricultural Fieldays: Day 4
    The final day at the Fieldays finished on a high with 32,181 people coming through the gates, and numbers from the four days coming in at nearly 120,000 visitors. The University of Waikato is proud to be a strategic partner in such a fantastic event here in the heart of the Waikato.
    16th June 2014
  • National Agricultural Fieldays: Day 3
    The third day of the Fieldays opening with blues skies which lasted all day. The public couldn’t stay away from with 41,219 visitors through the gates, including a number of school students enjoying the event. Our Fieldays Fun Frame was a hit amongst the school students today.
    14th June 2014
  • National Agricultural Fieldays: Day 2
    The second day of the Fieldays opened to fine weather with the odd shower throughout the day. Highlights included the greatly anticipated Ag Art Wear show with some stunning designs this year. We also visited the food tent with all its mouthwatering goodness.
    13th June 2014
  • National Agricultural Fieldays: Day 1
    The University of Waikato is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2014 National Agricultural Fieldays. Prime Minister John Key was among a steady stream of visitors to the University of Waikato stand on the opening day of Fieldays on Wednesday 11 June 2014.
    12th June 2014
  • Discover the Waikato AgriHub
    The University of Waikato has launched three key agri-tech innovation initiatives as part of a new approach designed to offer a step-change to the agriculture sector. Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford made the announcement to over 200 key agribusiness stakeholders, at an agri-sector event at the University on the eve of Fieldays.
    11th June 2014
  • Open Day 2014
    The University of Waikato opened its doors to secondary school students from all over the North Island at its annual Open Day on Friday 16 May.
    22nd May 2014
  • Community Open Day
    The University of Waikato hosted a Community Open Day on Saturday 17 May 2014 as part of the University's 50th anniversary. On Community Open Day, themed ‘hubs’ were based around campus and featured a variety of activities, interactive exhibits, demonstrations, tours and mini lectures.
    20th May 2014
  • Community Day Alumni Event
    Alumni gathered in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts on campus to celebrate the University of Waikato's 50th anniversary at this special event on Saturday, 17 May 2014.
    20th May 2014
  • Careers Festival 2014
    The 2014 Annual Careers Festival was held on the Village Green on 26 March 2014. The Careers Festival gives students the opportunity to connect and network with a variety of graduate employers. The festival was a great success with plenty of engagement between students and graduate employers.
    31st March 2014
  • Student Exchange Fair 2014
    The 2014 Student Exchange Fair was held 26 March 2014 which gave students an opportunity to learn more about the student exchange programme and talk with representatives from international partner universities.
    31st March 2014
  • Plaque unveiled at University's 50th anniversary commemoration
    Prime Minister John Key, Chancellor Jim Bolger, Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford, Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker and other guests attended a commemoration of the University of Waikato’s 50th anniversary at a function on Thursday 13 March at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts.
    14th March 2014
  • Orientation 2014
    The University of Waikato welcomed all new and returning students on campus this week with the assistance of the Waikato Students' Union (WSU), who put on great events, entertainment, games, giveaways and much more.
    7th March 2014
  • Amazing Race a great adventure for international students - 2014
    The University of Waikato held its International Student Amazing Race event on Thursday 27 February as part of Academic Orientation week. International students had to form teams and had to race to 18 check-points and complete challenges around the campus. The race provides an opportunity for students to build friendships and orientate themselves to the campus.
    27th February 2014
  • Pōwhiri welcomes students - 2014
    The University of Waikato officially welcomed new and returning students on Wednesday 26 February with a pōwhiri held at Te Kohinga Mārama marae. About 700 domestic and international students and their families, staff and guests were welcomed onto the marae to mark the beginning of the academic year and offer new students an insight into life on campus.
    26th February 2014
  • 50th Opening Celebrations: 14 February 2014
    50th celebrations officially began on Friday, 14 February 2014 with the launch of Ko Te Tangata a history of the University’s first 50 years. More than 400 present and former staff and long-time supporters of the University were on campus for the book launch and afternoon tea.
    17th February 2014

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