SDG #1 No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

$15.3 million invested in scholarships in 2021, many specifically for hardship

Generous provisions for students during ongoing pandemic disruptions

Free bus services for students from rural areas

Some things we are especially proud of

We have a comprehensive outreach and recruitment programme with a special focus on schools in low income communities. We know the value of connecting with these communities in ways that work for them, to help break the cycle of poverty.

In 2021, 6.6% of our new admissions and 4.1% of our graduates came from schools in the lowest 2 income deciles, and 4.7% of all our students were from developing countries.

Internships are a vital part of our undergraduate degree programmes, are usually paid and often result in permanent job offers for our students. Our dedicated Work Integrated Learning team provides wrap-around support to ensure our students get the most out of these opportunities so they can hit the ground running when they graduate.


Free transport to and from campus for students

We know getting to and from campus can be a challenge for some of our students, particularly those in outlying areas without access to reliable public transport.  We are committed to removing this barrier and provide a free regional bus service in both the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.  We also offer a free shuttle service between our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses called the Kamai Shuttle with free Wifi onboard.

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