University of Waikato Blog Directory

Join the online community of the University of Waikato and get a first hand account from students and staff as they share, debate and discuss topical issues. From Cambodia's water systems to an insightful look at the world of physics, our bloggers offer national and international perspectives on everyday life.


Bio Blog

Dr Alison Campbell's BioBlog provides commentary on scientific topics for secondary school biology teachers. Aimed at those preparing students for scholarship biology examinations, BioBlog encourages critical thinking and reviews relevant Level 3 curriculum and scholarship scientific papers. It is also an opportunity for readers to ask Dr Campbell questions. Read BioBlog now.

Cambodia Connection Blog

cambodia connection

Waikato materials and process engineering graduate, James Oakley, is working for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) on projects that seek to improve water availability and quality in Cambodia. Join James and share in his experiences, as he spends the next 12 months working with local communities. Read Cambodia Connection now.

Chris vs Them Blog

Chris vs Them

The Chris vs Them blog follows University of Waikato alumnus and Sir Edmund Hillary scholar, Chris Dunn, and his journey from start to finish of the World's Highest Marathon, the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. Follow Chris on his journey in completing the toughest race of his life. Read Chris vs Them Blog now.


Emmanuel King Turner is a lecturer of Computer Graphic Design in the Faculty of Computing & Mathematical Sciences. In his blog eturnerx, he explores the use of technology as a medium with a particular interest in the Internet. Join Emmanuel as he looks at creativity, graphic design and semantic web through his blog eturnerx.

Financially Sorted

Financially sorted is all about financial literacy and wealth creation. Waikato Management School's Professor of Finance, Stuart Locke, will provide advice around the concepts of financial literacy and heap readers to build a platform of understanding of contemporary financial issues. In particular the making of sound spending and investment decisions and managing risk exposures are covered.

FOE Tech Talk

foe tech talk

FOE Tech Talk is a resource created by the Faculty of Education's IT experts, which aims to keep staff informed on updates to the faculty website, new services and to provide links to tutorials and resources. It also provides staff with the opportunity to feedback their opinion or comment on ideas and topics covered through the blog. Find out the latest on FOE Tech Talk.

Konny on Kampus

Konny Shim, a Waikato University science graduate, is blogging about her quest to undertake postgraduate studies here at Waikato. She’ll be starting a summer research scholarship in the Thermophile Research Unit on campus working on a project called "Ice and Dirt: The Microbial Ecology of Antarctic Terrestrial Habitats". Be part of her journey and follow her Blog Konny on Kampus.

Physics Stop

physics stop

Dr Marcus Wilson of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, takes a light-hearted look at everyday physics in the context of our daily lives. Physics Stop provides an understanding for a general audience on exactly what physics is and how it impacts on our world. Check out Physics Stop.



"SOBA" means buckwheat noodle and is an integral part of a common Japanese diet. Blogger and Japanese lecturer Fumiko Nishimura talks about Japanese language, Japanese culture and her personal cross-cultural observations of Japan and New Zealand. See what's happening on her SOBA blog.

Waikato on Ice

Stephen Archer

The University of Waikato is a world leader in terrestrial Antarctic research. Every summer teams of scientists travel to the frozen continent to study the tiny life forms that live throughout the harsh landscape. In this blog, you can find out what our scientists are studying, how they carry out their research and how they weather the extreme conditions. View the latest research in Antarctica with Waikato on Ice.

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