Equidays is an all-encompassing equine event that focuses on all aspects of the equine industry, business and recreation. The event included an exhibition of all equipment, suppliers and elements of the equine world. 19th November 2012
Huy's Farewell for International Students
Well we've come to the last of our University of Waikato Passport Series for 2012. We hope you have enjoyed following this video series and have found the information of use. 19th November 2012
International Students' Farewell Ceremony 2012
Today we say goodbye, or haere rā, to the international students leaving the University of Waikato. This short video shows the 2012 International Students' Farewell Ceremony at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton. 6th November 2012
Waikato University Partners with Equidays 2012
The University of Waikato is once again a major partner of Equidays -- a national event for all sectors of the equine industry.
See our stand at the Main Pavilion entrance, Mystery Creek, November 2-4 29th October 2012
University of Waikato October 2012 Graduation
We caught up with a few University of Waikato students on October graduation day for a chat about their degrees, future jobs and the ceremony location move to Claudelands Events Centre 19th October 2012
The Value of PhD
One of the feature events of Postgraduate Month 2012, is the Panel Discussion. This event addresses the question of the value of a PhD today. Guests will hear from past and present Doctoral candidates who have gained significant value from their PhD while recognising the importance of contributing to society. 15th October 2012
2012 Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues Awards
The Blues Awards (Blues) are held in October each year, and is one of the University of Waikato's strongest traditions, dating back to 1971. With the tradition of the "cultural" blue joining the sporting blue in 1990.
The Awards evening and dinner will be held on Friday 12 October 2012 in The Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts from 6.30pm 11th October 2012
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
What is New Zealand's role in food production in the future? In her Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor of Agribusiness Jacqueline Rowarth will discuss how we can encourage science - without neglecting the arts - for the benefit of our graduates, economy and future generations. 18th September 2012
University of Waikato Community Planting Day
The University of Waikato recently held a community planting day on campus. With over 500 plants put in during the event, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, Rachael Goddard, explains how the day fits within the university's long term environment and lake restoration plan 12th September 2012
Th3sis in 3 Competition 2012
This competition, held during Postgraduate Month, is for higher degree (MPhil, PhD, EdD, DMA and SJD) candidates to answer the question "What are you researching?". Through this competition, candidates will gain valuable experience in discussing and communicating effectively to a wide variety of audiences, both academic and non-academic, including the wider community. 12th September 2012
The Gallagher Great Race 2012 - Team Captains
We caught up with the Waikato men's and women's team captains prior to the Gallagher Great Race 2012. Check out this video for their thoughts on how their teams are placed heading into this year's event. 6th September 2012
The Gallagher Great Race 2012
This year's Gallagher Great Race will see the University of Waikato rowing teams compete against teams from Queensland and Sydney universities.
The race will take place on Sunday 9 September, with activities starting from 9am at Hamilton's Grantham Street river bank. 4th September 2012
Winter Lecture Series: You Are What You Eat
Waikato University Professors Jacqueline Rowarth and Darrin Hodgetts will be joined by local restauranteur and caterer David Kerr to discuss food issues in the last lecture of the University of Winter Lecture Series. The free lecture will be held at 6pm on Wednesday 29 August at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. 27th August 2012
Winter Lecture Series: An Evening with Warren Gatland
In the next lecture in the Winter Lecture Series, University of Waikato alumnus and Wales rugby coach Warren Gatland will talk on everything from the highs and lows of rugby coaching to falling off ladders. Warren is to be presented with a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University in August.
The free lecture will be held at 6pm Wednesday 22 August at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. 17th August 2012
Winter Lecture Series: Designing Sustainable Cities
In the next lecture in the Winter Lecture Series, University of Waikato Professor of Environmental Planning Bob Evans will discuss sustainability in urban design, what's important in rebuilding a city such as Christchurch and what Hamilton needs to do to enhance urban design. Also, the University's Sustainability Coordinator Rachael Goddard will look at environmental issues and what's being done in the Waikato and on the University's campus.
The free lecture will be held at 6pm Wednesday 15 August at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. 13th August 2012
Māori Language Week: What does it mean to us?
As the University of Waikato matures, te reo is playing a larger part in University life, says Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Professor Linda Smith.
"Our Māori heritage, location and partnerships with Māori set us apart at Waikato. We place strong emphasis on helping our Māori students achieve success; I think it's just as important that we nurture staff as well."
Māori Language Week took place from 23 to 29 July. At the University of Waikato, we celebrated with a selection of activities including two free public lectures focused around this year's theme, 'Arohatia te Reo' (meaning 'cherish the language').
But what does Māori Language Week mean to our students and the greater community in general? We set out to see what people think. 3rd August 2012
Winter Lecture Series: Hamilton - A City for the Future
The second lecture of the University of Waikato's Winter Lecture Series 2012 will focus on the future of Hamilton city. Tainui Group Holdings CEO Mike Pohio will discuss the organisation's inland port plans, and Hamilton City Council Mayor Julie Hardaker will talk about the city's 10-year plan. This free lecture will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 8 August at the Novotel Hotel, Alma St, Hamilton City, and will be facilitated by Professor of Environmental Planning Bob Evans. 2nd August 2012
University of Waikato Passport: The Activities Edition
International Student Advisor Huy Vu talks about upcoming activities for international students, including a farm visit and a Māori cultural experience, and we present some tips for getting started in B Semester. 2nd August 2012
Winter Lecture Series: An Evening with Dame Malvina
Senior Fellow of Music at the University of Waikato, Dame Malvina Major, talks about her upcoming lecture as part of the Winter Lecture Series. In her lecture on Wednesday 1 August 2012, Dame Malvina will give a short history of her singing career, discuss voice technique and run a master class with two students. The lecture will begin at 6pm at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. 30th July 2012
B Semester Orientation Week
Once again the University of Waikato's B Semester was welcomed in with great style.
Here's a short video showcasing some of the highlights and fun student activities during the University of Waikato's Re-OWeek, 2012.
For Re-OWeek photos, please see the university's official Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/PhwK3P 24th July 2012
Inaugural Professorial: Professor John Oetzel
Ever wondered what good can come from having those difficult conversations? University of Waikato Professor John Oetzel will look at examples of difficult conversations and what can be gained from them at a free public lecture on 17 July. 13th July 2012
International Orientation 2012
We met with International Student Advisor, Huy Vu, for a friendly chat about International Orientation. In this video Huy provides some useful tips for international students new to Waikato in B Semester. 9th July 2012
National Agricultural Fieldays Inaugural Scholarship Winners
We caught up with our two inaugural National Agricultural Fieldays Scholarship winners,
Mark Benseman and Max Arrowsmith, to see what they had to say about their awards. The University of Waikato students were awarded the scholarships by Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford at this year's Fieldays event. The scholarships are each worth $11,000, and are aimed at graduate students undertaking research at the University of Waikato with a specific focus on the agricultural sector. 25th June 2012
Student Profile: Ella Tappin
See what Bachelor of Management Studies student Ella Tappin has to say about why she chose to study at the Waikato Management School, her experiences with the course so far and about living in Hamilton. 20th June 2012
Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series Teaser: Charl de Villiers
Why do businesses promote their social, environmental and sustainability programmes?
Professor de Villiers has been researching the choices managers make when they decide which social and environmental information to disclose in their annual reports, on their websites and in other reports. This teaser video provides an introduction to his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on Tuesday 26 June at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. 20th June 2012
Fieldays 2012: Highlights
The university is in its sixth year as a strategic partner of Fieldays. Enjoy watching the highlights of Fieldays 2012. 18th June 2012
Fieldays 2012: Seminar Series Teaser
We caught up with Professor Jacqueline Rowarth, Professor of Agribusiness at the University of Waikato, to see why the Fieldays are so important to New Zealand. We also ask why the event appeals to 'townies' as well as farmers, and the big issues that are going to be discussed at this year's University of Waikato Seminar Series. 13th June 2012
Study Abroad and Student Exchange Fair 2012
The University of Waikato recently held a fair so students could get more information about International Exchange and Study Abroad options. We went along and had a chat to some of our current International Exchange Students to see how they're finding it so far, and if they have any advice for future exchange students.
Music: Waikato University Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar Jenna Walmsley, performing 'Not Over You' by Gavin Degraw. 6th June 2012
Fieldays: A Research Picture Teaser Trailer
Come with us as we explore the changing face of farming with the University of Waikato's dedicated team of researchers. This teaser trailer has been made for the New Zealand National Fieldays 2012, and most of the work can be seen at the University of Waikato's main stand in the Premier Feature area. 6th June 2012
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars' Himalayan Trust Fundraising Day
Highlights from the University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars' fundraising day on Wednesday. This day was held to raise money for the Himalayan Trust Fund - the legacy that Sir Edmund Hillary left behind to continue the fantastic work he did in Nepal. 1st June 2012
Kīngitanga Day 2012
The University of Waikato hosted prominent Māori academics, lawyers, historians and esteemed kaumātua at its annual Kīngitanga Day celebration on 16 May 2012. This day honours the relationship between the university and the Kīngitanga.
Watch the highlights as staff, students and the community are treated to a variety of activities held throughout Kīngitanga Day 21st May 2012
Open Day 2012
The University of Waikato celebrated its 2012 Open Day in style. Prospective students were invited to explore the beautiful university campus and talk to experts about the quality range of academic programmes on offer. But that's not all... Take a look at this highlights clip for an overview of the range of exciting events, activities and presentations that took place that day. 16th May 2012
Uni 101: International Student Survival Guide
Are you looking to study in New Zealand? Waikato University's International Student Adviser, Huy Vu, gives his top tips for international students planning on studying in New Zealand. Huy provides valuable pre-departure information and points out where important documentation can be found on the Waikato University website. 9th May 2012
Hamilton graduation 2012
Watch some of our 2012 graduates as they reflect on their time at the University of Waikato, talk about their achievements, and walk in the iconic graduation parade. 2nd May 2012
Pita Pita opening on campus
Pita Pit opened its doors yesterday for business in the Waikato University Student Centre. Watch how students and staff rate the new food outlet. 24th April 2012
Uni 101: Student learning on campus
Did you know that there is a team on campus dedicated to helping you with your academic studies? Find out who they are, what they can do for you and where you can find them. 23rd April 2012
Marae graduation 2012
More than 150 students graduated from the University of Waikato at two ceremonies held at the university's Te Kohinga Mārama marae on April 18. Watch the highlights. 20th April 2012
Race Relations Day: Food FASS'tival
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences staff members and students turned up during cultural hour to celebrate the faculty's annual International Food FASS'tival. 30th March 2012
New give way rules in New Zealand
Associate Professor Robert Isler from the University of Waikato's Department of Psychology explains why the new give way rules, which will come into effect at 5am on March 25, are going to be introduced and who these changes will be most difficult for. 23rd March 2012
Stakeholder Breakfast 2012
University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford speaks at the annual Stakeholder Breakfast held on Wednesday 14 March in the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts. 15th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Day 4
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Batman was recently seen on campus mixing with students...but WHO is he?? 9th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Hula Dancing
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Check out students Johnny and Diego as they try their hand at Hula dancing 9th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Horizontal Bungee
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Watch students relive their childhood on the Horizontal Bungee. 9th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Waikato Samoan Club
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Find out more about the University of Waikato Samoan Club 8th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Day 3
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Check out the coverage from Clubs Day and see what various sports and cultural clubs students can join! 7th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Day 2
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Check out the chaos as students scramble to win a free trip to Thailand! 6th March 2012
O-Week 2012: Day 1
Watch what's happening during University of Waikato's O-Week 2012. Check out the fun as students partake in a game of soapy soccer! 5th March 2012
University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar and New Zealand Futsal White Brayden Lissington has been given a tough task; make Futsal popular in the Waikato. 4th March 2012
PR and Journalism rocky relationship
Waikato University Summer Research Scholarship student Steven Hitchcock has been examining the shifting dynamic between journalists and public relations practitioners, and has found that journalists are becoming increasingly reliant on public relations (PR). 1st March 2012
Antarctica Highlights: Life at Scott Base
Follow University of Waikato scientists as they travel through Antarctica to conduct their research as seen through the eyes of masters student and blogger Stephen Archer. 17th February 2012
48 Hour Global Game Jam
A game created by three University of Waikato graduates was voted site favourite at the Waikato leg of the 48 hour Global Game Jam. Catch Me If You Can, a multiplayer racing game, was created by Jacob Toye, Dave Leaver and Jeremy Moore and inspired by Nintendo 64 classic game Mario Kart. 3rd February 2012