Blogs

UOA Hall Ball 2020

Hey all,  I hope you have all been doing well. My hall (Waiparūrū hall) has just had their first-ever ball and it was combined with University Hall Towers. It was so much fun and such a good experience. Living in halls this year has been so awesome and allowed me...

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...

How To Deal With A Difficult Course

To an extent, every course is difficult. They all involve understanding new concepts and learning new skills, so there's always going to be an element of struggle. But, sometimes the learning curve feels more like Everest. Sometimes you don't click with a...

Things to do in Auckland

One of my favourite things about living in Auckland is the variety of places there is to visit around the city and events going on. Yes, I am writing this wistfully in lockdown, but hopefully, this will provide some inspiration for once lockdown is over and insight...

Uni Hall Events 🎪

One of the main reasons to go into university accommodation in your first year is because of the fun events that are put on by the hall. Most of them are important during your first few weeks of the first semester because they help you get to know people a lot...

A reflection

I’ll be honest, I started writing this blog post in the mid-semester break of semester one, had a crisis as I couldn’t really get my point across, and then stopped. So here we are again, with a clearer mind and hopefully a more coherent post! So, we’re once again a...

Uni bucket list 🌸

There are a thousand and one things a keen new first-year can do upon arrival at university. O week is a bright and dazzling display, classes are a flurry of activity, and making new friends a daunting task that can be quickly overcome with a few jokes and a big...