“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.”
An RA’s Guide to First Year Halls
Find your fit with Tim, your local, not-so local student and Resident Advisor at Waipārūrū! Get a gist of the vibes at each hall and see where you might like to live when you arrive.
Biomedical Science: First-year Expectations vs. Reality
Kia Ora everyone, My name is Nasywa, and I am a first-year BSc majoring in Biomedical science student at the Waipapa Taumata Rau (The University of Auckland), taking the pre-med route with the initial hope of getting into clinical in my second year. In this blog, I’d like to venture and...
Getting sick/injured as a student during clinical placements
I got a brain injury. Happened on a Thursday night. Got sent to the ED and was told that I have a concussion and...
Away from Familiarity and Into University: a message to school leavers and fellow first-years
An open letter to incoming school leavers (and first-years) detailing my thoughts on *my* first year so far as well as tips for yours!
Summer Research Scholarships – the what, the why, and the how
For most programmes at the university, summer break runs from around mid November to mid February. In 2022–2023, I...
Keep Cool, Calm, and Creative with Tim
Read about Tim's life as a music and communications student, and why you should consider following your creative dreams!
Active relaxation as a busy medical student
Do we med students have a pulse? We often have a pressure to be all about medicine. Indeed, it is really...
Maths 199: How I Became a Hacker, Oracle and Artist
Hey readers, It's-a-me, Kerryn, writing my very first blog as one of your 2023 Content Creators! I’ve been a huge...