1 December 2020
A hand up with education: Celebrating 20 years of scholarship support
Nancy Caiger believes strongly that those who receive a helping hand in life should pay it forward, when they can. 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the scholarship she set up in memory of her late husband, to help students studying social sciences.
9 November 2020
Gallagher scholarship recipient keen to help others through cyber security
Computer science student Leo Oliver-Dowling has been tinkering with computers since he was 13. Now, his skills have been rewarded with a postgraduate scholarship worth $20,000.
6 August 2020
Far from home: Helping international students during Covid
Already far from home and adjusting to a new life, international students were impacted heavily by the financial fallout of Covid-19.
8 June 2020
Alumnus donates expertise to NZ COVID Tracer
Like so many during lockdown, alumnus Alan Chew wanted to help. He put his talents towards developing a contact tracing app, the ideas of which now form the basis of the Government's official contact tracing app, NZ Covid Tracer.
3 June 2020
Waikato alumni recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list
A world-leading mathematician, an advocate for Māori language education and a master voyager are just a few of the Waikato alumni who feature in this year's Queen’s Birthday Honours.
22 May 2020
Help at hand for students feeling financial effects of Covid-19
During New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown many Waikato students have been facing hardship. The Waikato Student Union and Foundation have come together to encourage our community to contribute to the Student Hardship Fund to support those students in need.
20 May 2020
University of Waikato collaborates on global project to secure Antarctica’s future
The University of Waikato, along with other New Zealand universities, has been named as a collaborator on a significant Australian research programme.
14 February 2020
Remembering Tom Shaw: Family gift supports biological sciences students
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.
11 December 2019
Former PM and Chancellor accepts an honorary doctorate
The University of Waikato’s longest-serving Chancellor, the Rt Honourable James Bolger ONZ, accepted an honorary doctorate yesterday.