on what its really like to be a first year student at the University of Auckland
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....

In The Deep End!

In The Deep End!

Hellooo, welcome to my first blog on the inside word! My name is Imogen, I am a first-year biomedder, proud O'Rorkian (O'Rorke two clap!) and a self-proclaimed (if you ask anyone on my floor, they'd agree) volleyball addict. In my short time here, I have already begun...

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....

What’s Good About Lockdown?

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 at...

How I studied during biomed

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

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 will...

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...