“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.”

Some Reasons to be Extra Friendly to Newcomers

Earlier this year, the borders re-opened and the University of Auckland welcomed hundreds of overseas students onto campus again, both on 360 exchanges and as international students. For those of us to whom Auckland is routine, the city feels familiar and instrumental to our needs. For those...

Questions My Courses Answered

I know someone who keeps all her textbooks on her shelf even after she finishes a course, so she can have her entire education at her fingertips. This is great thinking – it reminds me that I came to university to learn things I’m interested in, not just to acquire a degree. It also reminds me...