The Inside Word 2018

What’s Good About Lockdown?

It seems COVID always strikes around the start of semester, and we're getting used to the uncertainty of rising and falling of alert levels. One good way to deal with this, I've found, is to look forward to the best aspects of life in lockdown just as much as life...

How I studied during biomed

One of the best tips I received ahead of starting biomed is that you have to hit the ground running. From the get-go, the lectures are content heavy and the first tests are looming so it is useful to have some ideas on how to study effectively from the beginning....

Biomed 2020 reflection

It's strange to think first year is already over, just like that! Now that I've made it through to the other side, I thought I would share some information and reflections that might help those planning to do biomed or health sci in 2021 or beyond. My experience...

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...

Beginnings, and Endings

(Picture taken back in May on top of Mount Batur - Bali, Indonesia)   Without even really realising it, three years have come and gone in a blink of an eye. Today (disclaimer: this post was written a few months ago), I bumped into someone who used to be a...