A Year in Highlights

A Year in Highlights

It’s May already! Now almost halfway through my second year at uni, I’ve had some time to go through some highlights of life as a law student in Auckland. Here are some of my favorite moments, exploring my new city and getting to know all the lovely people...
Student Life and Silent Retreats

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...
On Being Flexible

On Being Flexible

It’s interesting coming back to university as a second-year student. This time last year, I was overwhelmed with my introductory courses. ‘I will succeed in this course,’ I thought, and was making mental lists of all the things I had to do to get the most out of them....
Law at UoA

Law at UoA

Well, here we are. Just a year ago, move-in day was approaching and I was poring over UoA’s courses, trying to make decisions my future self wouldn’t regret when it came to enrolment. It was clear to me that I wanted to do law, but I had no idea what to expect....
Halls, Online Learning, and COVID?

Halls, Online Learning, and COVID?

Well, it’s that time of the year. Just as I was moving out of Waiparuru Hall last week, I was seeing new faces and the residential team giving tours to families and maybe future residents. I started thinking about how I’d first approached all the decisions to be made...
Let’s Talk About Empathy

Let’s Talk About Empathy

If there’s one thing someone took away that would completely transform my first-year experience (apart from uni), it’s empathy. Away from home and in an unfamiliar environment, the first year is full of moments out of our comfort zone. No one knows us. We can’t rely...

The Tricky Questions

Talking to my year 12 sister the other day, I realized I’d forgotten how confusing it is to think about uni, plan your degree, and wrap your head around some of the terminology. I remember going online and trying to sift out the most important things I had to...