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Student life at UniHall Towers

There are lots of different residences to choose from in your first year. O'rorke is known to be a party hall, Whitaker is more homely because it's small and is an older building, Towers and apartments has nicer (brand new) facilities. Each hall has something...

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Auckland’s Top 10 Not-So-Secret Spots

So, here is my personal selection of secret…well actually not-so-secret spots in the heart of Auckland. In fact, you’d have to be living under a rock to not know about most of these spots…but because I’ve grown up far far away in the East Auckland suburbs most of my life, I’ve only discovered some during my last two years at University while living in the city. All of these spots are walkable or easily bussable/ferry-able - I’ve added the distances from the Auckland University city campus so you can see how truly close everything is!
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University Hall Apartments Tour!

After eight long weeks we finally finished decorating and reorganizing our apartment! All of the details about accommodation can be found on the Uni website: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/on-campus/accommodation/university-accommodation/catered-accommodation.html I...

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Uni and a job?

A question often asked by students, particularly in their second year is, when is it a good time to get a part-time job? Will there ever be a good time to work a part-time job on top of study? I must admit I have thought long and hard about the potential impacts...

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What is Waka Ama?

Waka Ama: the best decision I made as a first year Uni student The general consensus between student advisors and Uni staff is that the best way to enjoy the full university experience is to join a student group. Whether it be the desert club, public policies...

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Welcome back!!! Again…

Hello, remember me? Probably not. After writing for The Inside Word back in 2017, then contributing to their Instagram last year, I am back and ready to do it ALL over again. This time I write to you as not only a third year student, but a Resident Advisor for a...

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Through the eyes of an RA

Hello, What's your name? ... It is nice to meet you, my name is Cal, I'm the RA for Floor 8 UHT. What do you study?  ...        Oh Biomed? That's intense, yeah you should definitely stick with that plan to stay up until 3am every night studying.  Where are you...

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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!)....

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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...

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