Are you a secondary school student wanting to know what life is REALLY like at uni? Classes, courses, events, money, studying, stressing… You’re about to get the Inside Word on all of it, straight from the people who are experiencing it. The Inside Word is a blog written by first year uni students and they are going to tell you everything you want to know about your first year of study at the University of Auckland.

Student Life and Silent Retreats

I read a book once that talked about “the furniture of the mind” (the Penguin Classics edition of George Orwell’s ‘Books v Cigarettes’). It was a concept that stuck around in my mind, and I guess you could say it became part of the furniture of my own mind. What I couldn’t shake is the idea...

The best study spots on campus!

Hey there, My name is Olivia Hubber, and I am a second-year commerce and arts student. Last year, I produced content for The Inside Word, and I am so grateful to be back again this year. I feel...

The Summer Start Experience

Although the NCEA level 3 exams were months ago, I still vividly remember how stressed and anxious I was. My stomach was turning, my head was dizzy, and I felt like I was going to… Who am I...

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The Second Year

Kia ora, hello! I’m finally back from my seemingly endless summer break, ready for another year of university (well, semester at least – let’s see how this one goes first and then reconsider!)....

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