on what its really like to be a first year student at the University of Auckland

Anything can happen.

Recently I have found myself really not myself. I have been on and off sick for a while and now my body just seems to have hit by a train. These last couple of weeks have been interesting though as some unexpected things have happened like I THINK I'M SWITCHING...

Why I Chose Social Work

  I am currently surrounded by what seems like a sea of assignments and surviving off of the caffeine running through my veins. It has not been an easy week to say the least.     There will be times where you'll be so overwhelmed with assignments, work,...

Time is of the essence.

If I am being honest. At the time that I am writing this, I am sitting in a class that I really should be paying attention to. Whoops. Don't be like Cal. This has been a very long week. After this week I have about five weeks of lectures to go before our long dreaded...

The Queen Lili’uokalani Experience

After a long 8 hour flight, a full day of shopping at Ala Moana Shopping Centre in Honolulu, and a second flight to Kona, we finally arrived at our hotel for the week.   Day 1   On our first day in Kona the team headed down to the race base at Kamakahonu Bay...

This past semester the music block has been filled with anticipation as the School of Music festival comes to life. With a wide variety of talents on display throughout September it has been a privilege to partake in what can only be explained as a truly AWESOME...

Just Auckland Things

  Can you really say you went to Uni in Auckland if you never jumped off of the Sky Tower ??????? (Yes, I know I look like one of those minions from Despicable Me.) Was I terrified? Yes. Did I wanna back out? More than...

Four Weeks of Bliss

They say home is where the heart is. I can't help but agree as I think about all that I've done these past few weeks of break. Blueberry Picking My mom took my twin sister and I blueberry picking and it was honestly the highlight of my day. I loved spending time...

Home of the Free!

An array of colors splatter across the night sky. Oohs and aahs filter through the air amidst the sporadic booms. In the middle of all this noise I sit, surrounded by my friends, whom I haven’t seen in over four months. Only one sentence replays over and over in my...

Life Lessons from Pizza

Mid-sem break has been filled with great stories to tell 🙂 but also coming to terms with the realization that the majority of the year has gone by 🙁 It’s weird to think that already ¾ of the uni year has gone and so have ¾ of our med applications. There’s three parts to our application for MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) …

Classroom Etiquette

One thing that’s super different between university and high school is the classroom size. Lectures for first year Engineering are huge, usually held in the largest (around 600 seats) lecture theatre available. Sometimes even that’s not enough and there are overflow...

I Can(‘t) Wait

While procrastinating on my assignments during this mid-semester break, I found myself looking at journals from earlier this year. They were all about me looking forward to things ahead or reminiscing on memories. Then I came across a journal which simply said "I can...

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