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.

The introvert’s guide to goodbyes.

Hello hello! Welcome friends, to what will probably be my last Inside Word blog post 😭. *looks around* Wait. Lean in a bit closer. I have a secret to tell you. … I spent days trying to think of an interesting opening to my last blog post (!) but gave up and settled on an obscure throw back to...

Cue the Tears

I’ve never been that person who embraces the idea of change. I know it is inevitable, yet I actively try and avoid it. The reason I try and avoid it is because I fear the incredible...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Tears

Dear Reader Well hey, we made it! I'm going to make this short and sweet, because like this year, it's been far too short and although sour at times it's mainly been a pretty sweet time. Another...

One Year Later: What to Bring to Uni?

With exams almost over, I've started packing up my room ready to move out, and I've realised which items I'm glad I brought. So here are some recommendations for things to bring that aren't on...

Come walk with me!

Being an Aucklander who has pretty much lived here their whole life, I’m ashamed to say that I know surprisingly little about Auckland City. Having been stuck in my room for hours on end trying...

How to Make Friends at Uni

You know that feeling when you walk into the classroom and you get really stressed about where to sit and who you sit next too? Well, with next to 1000 students being in the same classroom as...

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