Supporting the University of Waikato
Supporting students through COVID-19
Like many of us, University of Waikato students are impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak. With New Zealand currently in a nationwide lockdown, many of our students are unable to rely on their usual part-time work to help fund their studies and living costs, and will be unsure when, or if, they can return to those jobs in the uncertain weeks and months ahead.
With your help, we can make sure those students most impacted by the financial effects of the COVID-19 crisis can continue their studies without worrying about getting behind on rent or wondering how they will pay for their groceries.
To help our students in these tough, unprecedented times, please support the University of Waikato Student Hardship Fund. Your help will go a long way to ensuring those students who are most financially at-risk have one less thing to worry about and can continue their studies uninterrupted. From late March, the University of Waikato is teaching fully online to help students stay focused on their studies.
Find out the other ways we’re helping students through COVID-19 here.
Remembering Tom Shaw: Family gift supports biological sciences students (14 February 2020)
To remember their brother Tom, the Shaw brothers and their parents established the Tom Shaw Memorial Prize in Biological Sciences for students with outstanding ability in ecology or botany. The prize is now in its 40th year, and the Shaws have committed to funding the prize for a further 20 years.
Former PM and Chancellor accepts an honorary doctorate (11 December 2019)
The University of Waikato’s longest-serving Chancellor, the Rt Honourable James Bolger ONZ, accepted an honorary doctorate yesterday.
Waikato scientists ranked as some of most-influential in the world (17 September 2019)
23 Waikato scientists appear in a new international database of the 100,000 most influential scientists worldwide. These 23 Waikato scientists, therefore, represent the top 1% most influential scientists worldwide.
University of Waikato strengthens UK ties with Lancaster University partnership (16 September 2019)
The University of Waikato has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Lancaster University in Lancashire, UK to further develop the existing relationship between the two institutions.
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