Awards and Prizes
Dean's Academic Excellence Awards
The Dean’s List of Academic Excellence was established in 2011 by Professor Daniel Zirker to recognise the students who choose to excel in their studies within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Each year the Dean presents awards to the Faculty’s undergraduate and graduate students, who have a Grade Point Average of no less than 8 across the entire year of their studies, in recognition of their academic achievements. The Dean’s Academic Excellence Award is a significant award and FASS would like to congratulate recipients for all their hard work and determination.
2017 Deans List of Academic Excellence
2016 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Undergraduates
2015 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Undergraduates
2014 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Undergraduates
2013 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Undergraduates
2013 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Postgraduates
2012 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Undergraduates
2012 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Postgraduates
2011 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Undergraduates
2011 Dean's List of Academic Excellence - Postgraduates
FASSGRAD Best Paper Awards
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences holds a two day Graduate and Postgraduate conference each year. The conference is very successful and audiences are treated to a range of engaging and interesting papers presented by students working at different levels and stages of progress towards higher degrees.
Each year the Faculty awards two of the presenters, one for each day of the conference, a $500 prize for best paper.
The Rangahau Maori Award is presented at the end of the conference. This award endeavors to profile and celebrate Kaupapa Maori Research and is valued at $500.
In 2018 the FASSGRAD Best Paper Awards were given to:
- Rangahau Maori Award 2018 (joint winners)
Kelly Klink for her paper: Breaking the Barrier: Māori spiritual and religious entanglements at Aotea
Moana Rarere for her paper: Exploring the cultural influences on Māori family formation and fertility trends
- Best Paper Day 1
Renee Boyer for her paper: Storytelling and the importance of looking out the window
- Best Paper Day 2
Timo Rangelov for his paper: Ahamb (Vanuatu): Language context and endangerment
Honorable mention to the following presenters for gaining highly commended: Xi Wang, Hayley Phillips,and Juliana Brown.
Faculty Honours and Masters Awards
The Faculty offers up to 20 Masters Thesis Awards and up to 40 Honours & Postgraduate Diploma Awards each year.
Faculty Hillary Scholars
Inspiring excellence, all round development and leadership
The Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship Programme educates future leaders at the University of Waikato within the values of New Zealand’s greatest adventurer, Sir Edmund Hillary. We are all inspired by the view that “Together, we believe the impossible is a summit to be conquered”.
Sir Edmund Hillary Scholars must excel in academia, leadership and sports or creative and performing arts. Various professional development opportunities and fees support are provided for Scholars.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a number of Hillary Scholars currently studying our qualifications, and many Alumni Hillary Scholars who have gone on to great things.