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MORE NEWS AND EVENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO
Tauranga student reaches degree goal at 65 (17 October 2013)
When her daughter set out for university in 2006, Tauranga resident Deirdre Hauschild vowed she would follow suit and complete a degree by the time she was 65.
Food safety, sustainability and supply on menu for Cafe Scientifique (15 October 2013)
Innovative technologies have spurred major improvements in food production in New Zealand yet, at the same time, recent events have highlighted serious safety issues.
Tauranga doctoral student wins Fulbright Scholarship (4 October 2013)
Research into how youth volunteers organise themselves during crisis events has won a Tauranga doctoral student a Fulbright New Zealand Travel Award to speak at a US conference next year.
University hosts Tauranga info evenings on postgrad management programmes (4 October 2013)
The University of Waikato is holding two information evenings this month for people wanting to find out more about the postgraduate management programmes offered in Tauranga.
Social Work student receives adult learner recognition (16 September 2013)
Second year Bachelor of Social Work student Melanie Tregurtha from Tauranga received an Outstanding Adult Learner Award last week as part of the Tauranga Moana region's 13th annual Adult Learners' Week Awards.
Cafe Scientifique discusses planet without apes (22 August 2013)
What are the consequences of wiping our closest living relatives off the face of the Earth? Primatologist Craig Stanford warns that extinction of the great apes threatens to become a reality within just a few human generations. He will discuss the ramifications at Tauranga's next Cafe Scientifique on 2 September at Baycourt.
Event offers snapshot of psychologist's world (8 August 2013)
Qualifying to become a registered psychologist might take a few years longer than an undergraduate degree, but once achieved, employment opportunities are positive. The 2013 Occupation Outlook by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment shows psychologists are currently in demand with more jobs available than people to fill them.
To believe or not believe (scientists) - that is the question (26 July 2013)
Rapid advancements in science continue to impact upon all of us every day, yet how are decisions about scientific developments made, and do we agree with the thinking behind them?
Students find out about tertiary options at Tauranga Open Day (21 June 2013)
Despite the cold weather secondary school students from throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty converged on the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's Windermere campus last week to find out about the programmes offered at the University of Waikato and the Polytechnic.
Cafe Scientifique unravels the nutrient cycle (17 June 2013)
How do we continue to replenish nutrients in our soil and what is really at the heart of food production in New Zealand? Next week's Cafe Scientifique in Tauranga will unravel the workings of nature's complex nutrient cycle and discuss the grave issues facing the world's food production unless this cycle is reinvigorated.
University's Marine Field Station welcomes student visitors (26 April 2013)
The University of Waikato's Coastal Marine Field Station at Sulphur Point continues to demonstrate its benefit to the local community, this time by involving secondary student volunteers in its operations.
Social Work graduate applauds support of families (22 April 2013)
A University of Waikato social work graduate says he owes his success to the ongoing support of his family. Mark Bramley, who graduated at the University's Tauranga ceremony on Friday, was chosen to speak on behalf of students during the ceremony. While graduation was a day to celebrate student success, Mark chose to acknowledge and applaud the considerable family support he and fellow students received during their years of study.
Tauranga students celebrate graduation (22 April 2013)
Tauranga's CBD was awash with red balloons on 22 April as a pipe band led 173 University of Waikato graduands in their parade up Devonport Rd to begin their graduation ceremony at the Holy Trinity Events Centre.
Coastal marine research ramps up in Bay of Plenty (19 March 2013)
From Rena to algal biofuels to marine biodiscovery - next week's Cafe Scientifique in Tauranga will discuss the University of Waikato's current research in and around the Bay of Plenty and the planning underway for collaboration on international projects in the near future.
Cycling lecture and open day draws crowds during Seaweek (18 March 2013)
The University of Waikato's Coastal Marine Field Station at Sulphur Point welcomed visitors to its Open Day last weekend (9 March), with many donning helmets to join the Station's first ever cycling lecture around Waikareo Estuary. The event was part of Seaweek celebrations around the country and a chance for the public to come and visit the Marine Station, which was extended late last year.
Tauranga lecture to discuss US Environmental Law (5 March 2013)
A free public lecture examining US environmental law will be hosted by the University of Waikato later this month in Tauranga.
INTERCOAST PhD research to continue in the Bay (19 February 2013)
A second round of doctoral research projects will soon be underway in the Bay of Plenty as part of the international INTERCOAST programme involving the Universities of Waikato and Bremen in Germany.
Lecture explores impact of environmental change on seaweeds (7 February 2013)
How seaweeds along New Zealand's coastline are coping with habitat changes will be explored in a free public lecture this month by a visiting scientist from the University of Bremen in Germany.
Experts to speak at second science symposium in Tauranga (10 December 2012)
Agribusiness, coastal research and economic development in the Bay of Plenty will be some of the topics up for debate at a day-long public symposium in Tauranga in January.
Cafe Scientifique to discuss challenges facing New Zealand lakes (19 November 2012)
Global trends indicating increased algae blooms in lakes and rising lake surface temperatures will be explored at next week's Cafe Scientifique in Tauranga.
Are we prepared for another Rena (9 November 2012)
How New Zealand would handle another oil disaster like the Rena is the topic of discussion at the University of Waikato later this month. Chair of Coastal Science Professor Chris Battershill will be holding a public lecture called The Rena, and Offshore Oil Exploration: Impacts and Preparedness.
Tauranga postgraduate event wraps up month of University celebrations (6 November 2012)
The University of Waikato wrapped up its postgraduate month celebrations last week with two events in Tauranga that coincided with the opening of the Coastal Marine Field Station's extended premises in Sulphur Point.
Coastal Marine Field Station expands Sulphur Point premises (31 October 2012)
The University of Waikato celebrated the opening of extended premises at the Coastal Marine Field Station in Sulphur Point last night - the result of an increased demand for research requirements.
Turning waste into useful products explored at Cafe Scientifique (19 October 2012)
With renewability and sustainable practices under the global spotlight, scientists are focusing their research on discovering new waste materials that can be turned into useful products.
Tauranga lecturer wins Next Magazine Woman of the Year in Education (16 October 2012)
University of Waikato Tauranga lecturer Chris Brough has won the education category final of the 2012 Next Woman of the Year Awards, held last Thursday in Auckland.
More than 30,000 samples used to assess the effect of Rena (12 October 2012)
Data collected from more than 30,000 samples has so far shown that levels of PAHs (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) from Rena oil appear to have dissipated in most areas in the Bay of Plenty. However scientists say there is still a significant amount of work to be done before any final conclusions on long-term environmental impacts can be made; this includes more sample information to be collected from Astrolabe Reef (Otaiti).
Early Childhood student aspires to future research (11 September 2012)
When teacher education student Shinaye Apaapa started her one-year National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care with Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in 2009, she had no idea she would eventually be contemplating postgraduate research.
Tutor role spurs life-changing decision to teach (11 September 2012)
Denise Edmonds had never considered teaching her calling until she spent a year tutoring secondary students in England and suddenly made a 'life-changing' decision.
Family duo study towards teaching goals (11 September 2012)
Watching his dad pour hours into his first year at university didn't put Sam Cleaver off tertiary study - in fact it strengthened his resolve to complete a degree, and father and son are now studying alongside each other at the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus.
Educational Research flourishes in the Bay (11 September 2012)
Income generated from research conducted by the University of Waikato exceeded $30 million last year and at a meeting for stakeholders in July, the Vice-Chancellor reported the increase is being seen particularly in the Bay of Plenty.
Postgraduate study options in healthy demand (11 September 2012)
While Government may have shelved current plans to make teacher education a postgraduate qualification, the University's Associate Dean of Teacher Education says Waikato always has teacher education programmes available to cater for people looking for study options at a higher level.
Teaching student grateful for scholarship support (10 September 2012)
Being part of the University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme means Tauranga-based teaching student Andrew Newton can combine full-time study with competitive sport at international level.
Teacher shortage likely as school roll predictions skyrocket (10 September 2012)
Preparing future teachers is becoming more important than ever before according to a Waikato University academic who says predictions on school roll totals up to the year 2030 show New Zealand will be facing a teacher shortage in the next few years.
Adult learners recognised at Waikato (7 September 2012)
Four students have had their achievements and efforts recognised with University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor's Adult Learners' Awards.
Examining the future of alternative fuels (5 September 2012)
With oil fast becoming a scarce resource what is the likely outlook for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) globally? Why did it fall out of favour and can it do better next time? Tauranga's next Cafe Scientifique will examine the indicators pointing to a potential revival of New Zealand's CNG industry
Schools get first look at Tauranga Careers Expo (27 July 2012)
School groups were beating a steady path to Tauranga's TECT Arena today as the 2012 Rotary Careers Expo got underway.
Waikato University hosts annual stakeholder breakfast in Tauranga (26 July 2012)
The University of Waikato held its annual Stakeholder Breakfast in Tauranga this morning to link with business and community leaders around the region. Speaking to around 90 guests at Classic Flyers, Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford outlined the university's financial situation, highlights from 2011 and enrolments and goals for 2012.
Cafe Scientifique to discuss environmental impacts of petroleum exploration (23 July 2012)
Next month's Cafe Scientifique in Tauranga will look at the concerns raised about potential environmental impacts of oil and gas exploration in New Zealand waters. Proposed legislation seeks to manage these impacts but what are the issues at stake and are these being adequately addressed?
Tertiary partners take part in Future Focus showcase (23 July 2012)
Whether it's studying microbes in Antarctica or the impacts of spilt oil along the Bay of Plenty coastline, a science degree can take you anywhere. The University of Waikato and Bay of Plenty Polytechnic will talk about the potential career opportunities in the field of science at the 2012 inaugural Future Focus showcase as part of the Tauranga Careers Expo on 27-28th July at the TECT Arena.
Teaching excellence recognition for Tauranga lecturer (18 July 2012)
A lecturer at the University of Waikato's Tauranga campus has won a highly coveted tertiary teaching excellence award at a ceremony in Wellington last night. Faculty of Education senior tutor Chris Brough was one of 12 academics from around the country to be recognised at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony held at parliament. The esteemed awards of $20,000 each recognise sustained excellence in tertiary teaching under two different categories - general and kaupapa Maori.
Tauranga-based Waikato student wins Blues award (12 July 2012)
Outstanding success at international level and dedication to his sport has earned a Tauranga-based University of Waikato student a prestigious New Zealand Universities Blues Award.
Cafe Scientifique to discuss robotics technology in Tauranga (19 June 2012)
How is robotics technology changing the way we do business and how is it helping to future proof a labour-intensive industry? These are questions up for discussion at next week's Cafe Scientifique - a six-weekly science forum in Tauranga supported by the University of Waikato.
Students find lots of University options in Tauranga (8 June 2012)
Secondary school students from throughout the Bay of Plenty converged on the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's Windermere campus yesterday to find out about the programmes offered at the University of Waikato and the Polytechnic.
New world rankings put Waikato University top in New Zealand (6 June 2012)
The latest set of world rankings has placed the University of Waikato top in New Zealand and seventh in the southern hemisphere of universities under 50 years old.
University leads million dollar Rena research (1 June 2012)
The University of Waikato is part of a high-level team that's been set up to look at the long-term impacts of the Rena grounding. The group - called Te Mauri Moana - is a collaborative tertiary group that will provide a detailed assessment of the impact the Rena incident has had on the Bay of Plenty's coastal environment.
Rena discussed at Kingitanga Day (17 May 2012)
Iwi from Tauranga Moana and Te Arawa shared their views on the Rena disaster during Kingitanga Day celebrations at the University of Waikato in Hamilton yesterday.
Social Work students take studies to court (17 May 2012)
University of Waikato Social Work students got a taste of life outside the classroom last week when they took part in a simulated court exercise in Tauranga's Family Court.
Tauranga filmmaker and conservationist to speak at Cafe Scientifique (7 May 2012)
Natural history, marine conservation and filmmaking will be the focus of the next Cafe Scientifique to be held in Tauranga.
Doctoral student looks for answers on sea lettuce blooms in Tauranga Harbour (23 April 2012)
It can be the scourge of harbour users in Tauranga, but sea lettuce is about to go under the microscope. PhD student Alex Port, from Germany, is spending three years in New Zealand researching why sea lettuce is so abundant in the harbour at certain times of year.
Tauranga students celebrate graduation (23 April 2012)
Tauranga's CBD was awash with black and red on Friday 20 April when 115 University of Waikato graduands paraded up Devonport Road to begin their graduation ceremony at the Holy Trinity Events Centre.
Te Puke twins to graduate with University of Waikato law degrees (17 April 2012)
Not everyone gets the opportunity to graduate alongside their brother, but Alister and James Moran of Te Puke are about to do it for the second time with the same degree.
Computer Science graduates celebrate a first for the University (16 April 2012)
Brian Bullas and Joe Honeyfield will have extra reason to celebrate on Friday. Not only will they be rewarded for three years of intense study, they'll also be among the first five people to graduate with the University of Waikato's new Tauranga-based computer science degree.
Waikato Social Work graduates find their feet on the job (13 April 2012)
Three of the seven people graduating next week with their Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Waikato are already employed locally at Child, Youth and Family. One is working in Paeroa and the other two in Tauranga.
The good oil on the Rena volunteer experience (26 March 2012)
Following the grounding of CV Rena last October, the Bay of Plenty witnessed an overwhelming response from residents to help clean up over 1000 tonnes of oily waste from our beaches. The results were excellent thanks to a fantastic community effort, yet how was the volunteer force mobilised?
University of Waikato Tauranga enrolments as at 26 March 2012 (26 March 2012)
The number of Equivalent Full-Time Students (EFTS) studying in Tauranga at Waikato University is 17% up on the same time last year.
Inquire, Inspire conference discusses research in the Bay (12 March 2012)
The Tauranga tertiary partnership joined forces for a day of research lectures earlier this month which included a keynote address by Professor Roger Boshier from the University of British Columbia.
Waikato student scours Tauranga harbour for research (7 March 2012)
A University of Waikato student is creating an inventory and repository of marine organisms in Tauranga Harbour to see if there are potential cancer-or PSA-beating compounds in Bay of Plenty waters.
Research gives insight into Rena volunteer experience (2 March 2012)
Understanding the experiences of volunteers who helped clean up oil following the grounding of Cargo Ship Rena in October 2011 is the subject of a current research project being conducted in collaboration with University of Waikato, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
University celebrates Sea Week with Marine Station open day (24 February 2012)
Marine curiosities, student research presentations and a biking lecture will be part of the line-up next Saturday 3 March when the University of Waikato holds an open day at its new Coastal Marine Field Station, at Cross Road, Sulphur Point, from 9.30am-4.00pm.
Students and staff get stuck into Tauranga harbour study (15 December 2011)
The University of Waikato's new coastal research field station, which opened in early December, has become a busy hub for workers involved in an intensive survey of Tauranga Harbour, supported by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.
University brings together scientists for coastal forum (13 December 2011)
The University of Waikato is bringing together renowned coastal and marine scientists and Bay of Plenty iwi for a day-long public symposium in Tauranga in January.
University of Waikato opens new coastal research field station (9 December 2011)
An afternoon launch marked the official opening of the University of Waikato's new coastal research field station at Sulphur Point on 7 December.
New book aims to enhance maths learning (29 November 2011)
How the digital world has changed the way primary school children learn and understand maths is the subject of a new book launched recently at the University of Waikato, Tauranga.
Waikato opens coastal research field centre in Tauranga (24 November 2011)
The University of Waikato will hold two ceremonies to officially open its coastal research field centre in Tauranga early next month.
Ongoing research into Rena impacts critical to recovery (22 November 2011)
The Bay of Plenty has now been spared another major spill from MV Rena, but University of Waikato scientists will continue to research and monitor the effects of the spilt oil to understand how badly it has contaminated the environment and food chain.
Kaimoana recovery examined posted Rena spill (21 November 2011)
A Waikato University doctoral student is researching the recovery time for kaimoana in the Bay of Plenty following the Rena oil spill.
Rena environmental impacts to be discussed at Tauranga Cafe Scientifique (7 November 2011)
When container ship Rena ran aground on the Astrolabe reef last month, New Zealand was plunged into dealing with one of its biggest environmental incidents, the full extent of which is only now being quantified.
Tauranga students celebrate Adult Learner awards (4 November 2011 )
Three University of Waikato students who study in Tauranga received awards last night as part of the Tauranga Moana region's 11th annual Adult Learners' Week Awards.