An Adventure in Cooking

An Adventure in Cooking

Going into second year at university at a self-catered hall of residence has opened a whole new world for me. Cooking. Despite having pretty much free reign of my parent’s kitchen at home, it was rare for me to volunteer to cook dinner (as bad as this is, I know!). I...
Phase 2

Phase 2

Hi! I wrote for the Inside Word last year and my goodness, it’s great to be back! I am going into my second year here at UoA and initially, I had some mixed feelings about being back; a few of my closest friends either transferred elsewhere or left uni completely,...
Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten

Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten

I can’t lie, I’ve held off from writing this final blog post for quite some time for a few reasons, the main one being that it rather symbolically marks the end of an era. I remember that very first Monday morning at university, everyone was just settling into hall...
Thoughts

Thoughts

Before I came to university in February I had a fair few preconceived ideas as to what life as a uni student living in Auckland would be like. In some respects, I was spot on right, but in others, I was quite unprepared. So! Here are a few of my thoughts on what uni...
The Dog Days

The Dog Days

For most of us, the move to university entails moving to a region and with it, comes moving away from the family and people that we have known and loved for years. As I have previously mentioned, this is new, it’s exciting, it’s inspiring. In fact, many of us actively...
Getting Prepped for Law

Getting Prepped for Law

Exams are HARD. Being in a competitive course like law, I knew early on that I would need to organise myself and be better prepared for tests and exams than I was when in high school; as unlike with NCEA, it is near impossible to pass a course based on assignments...
Why I Didn’t Attempt Biomed

Why I Didn’t Attempt Biomed

I have never been the kind of person who knew exactly what she wanted to do for a career. As a young girl, I went through many phases such as wanting to be a teacher, a dentist, a costume designer… the most memorable being BRAIN SURGEON (which still gets brought up...
A Good Couple of Weeks

A Good Couple of Weeks

As we all know, uni is a lot of work and is often quite stressful. A lot of us have found that as we creep closer and closer to exam season, we are getting more tired, constantly reading and re-reading essential materials and then collapsing mid-afternoon from those...

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