Annual Appeal 2022

Please support the University of Waikato to help us make a positive impact on students and in our communities

neil-quigley-2022Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley says the University of Waikato is proud to be associated with an alumni community that supports its vision: a commitment to the generation of knowledge and its application for the betterment of society, the sustainable development of our environment, and the creation of pathways to successful study for all of our students.

“The University owes its existence to a community that fought hard for its establishment in 1964. We have a history of succeeding despite adversity. Now more than ever New Zealand needs its young people to realise and live their potential, and for universities to support them in making an impact.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our alumni, friends, and community who play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our vision. When you donate to the University of Waikato, you are contributing to the skills and effort needed to support the development of the knowledge base that is needed for the advancement of our society. If you are in a position to do so, please consider donating in this year's appeal."

The 2022 Appeal includes three specific areas where donations will make a big impact. You can choose to contribute to one or more of the following funds. Every single gift makes a difference.

Annual Appeal 2022

Support scholarships for students
Scholarships celebrate the excellence and potential of our students. They can remove barriers to tertiary study, and enable students to realise and achieve their potential. Most importantly, scholarships tell students that someone believes in them, and it fast-tracks them to helping make an impact in the world.  Donate to University of Waikato scholarships here

Support budding opera stars
Te Pae Kōkako – The Aotearoa New Zealand Opera Studio s a new, immersive MMus programme that will provide exceptionally promising young opera singers with international-level training and experience. It is the only one of its kind in Aotearoa, and encompasses all the necessary elements required to give singers the best start on the global stage, including funds to support overseas travel and auditions. Help our opera students here.

Help new nurses succeed
New Zealand is in the midst of a critical shortage in nurses. Our new nursing programme, designed jointly with the Waikato DHB, combines the highest academic standards with the largest number of required clinical training hours of any New Zealand progamme. Our graduates will both address the workforce shortage in nursing and provide the nursing leaders of the future. They can get there faster with your support to buy nursing kits or with support for travel to their clinical placements. Buy a nursing student their kit or support clinical placements here.