the inside word student blog

Your 2017 bloggers

Are you a secondary school student wanting to know what life is REALLY like at uni? Classes, courses, events, money, studying, stressing… You’re about to get the Inside Word on all of it, straight from the people who are experiencing it. The Inside Word is a blog written by first year uni students and they are going to tell you everything you want to know about your first year of study at the University of Auckland.

Waka ama

This past March seven waka ama teams competed in The Great Waka Ama Race.

The race started and finished at Takapuna Beach, teams paddled five kilometres from Takapuna to Rangitoto Island, ran a return eight kilometres to the summit and then paddled back to Takapuna Beach. The winner of the event won an all-expenses paid trip to Hawaii to race in the Queen Lili’uokalani Memorial race. Considered the largest long-distance outrigger canoe race in the world, the winning team will compete against international crews in a 30km open-water race off the island of Kona, Hawaii. The winners for 2017 were from the faculty of Engineering.

Last year team Engineering went on to Hawaii and won two gold medals, and are looking for a repeat this year! Team Engineering has been training and competing in local competitions to prepare for Hawaii this year. With an experienced team, they are hoping to come out on top in Hawaii.

Fifty Percent

Fifty percent. I am halfway through my grades for semester one. All 4 of my exams are worth 50% of my final grade. That is no small sum. Thankfully and scarily I only have two more weeks of exams left and two more days to study for my first two exams (yikes). I am...

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The Business End

Hey ho, Here we are, now hitting the honey flavoured crunch that comes with the end of the semester and I'm more swamped than Shrek. 3 Assignments, 4 Tests and 2 Performances to cram into the next 3 weeks. It's fair to say it's time to fire up. By this I mean I've...

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Courses and Careers Open Day 2017

Saturday 2 September
9am – 3.30pm
openday.ac.nz

Courses and Careers Open Day 2017

Saturday 2 September
9am – 3.30pm
openday.ac.nz

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