“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.”

Student Life and Silent Retreats

I read a book once that talked about “the furniture of the mind” (the Penguin Classics edition of George Orwell’s ‘Books v Cigarettes’). It was a concept that stuck around in my mind, and I guess you could say it became part of the furniture of my own mind. What I couldn’t shake is the idea...

Multiple Choice Exams: A blessing or a curse?

I’m not going to lie, I too breathe a sigh of relief when I hear that an assessment is going to be multiple choice! However, don’t be fooled by the idea that multiple choice exams are ‘easy’. Not all MCQs are made equally. It’s important to actively and adequately prepare For the NCEA readers,...

The Second Year

The Second Year

Kia ora, hello! I’m finally back from my seemingly endless summer break, ready for another year of university...