News from the University of Waikato, Tauranga
Leaving a WSU legacy (13 December 2018)
Nexus editor Lyam Buchanan and WSU President Candra Pullon both graduated from the University of Waikato this week, each leaving a student legacy and long list of achievements behind them.
Uni signals the turning of a new Paige (13 December 2018)
Otumoetai College student Paige Taylor has been awarded a D.V. Bryant Trust University of Waikato Residential Scholarship and the Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarship, worth a total of $16,500, to study a Bachelor of Business at the University of Waikato in Hamilton.
First-in-family scholarship means study down town for Bayley Brown (10 December 2018)
Bayley Brown is set to follow her childhood dream of becoming a teacher when she studies a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Waikato in Tauranga next year. She'll do so as an inaugural recipient of a Tauranga Campus First-in-Family Scholarship.
It’s uni in the Bay for Bae (10 December 2018)
Water polo and volleyball rising star Bae Fountain was awarded a University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and Aquaculture at the new Tauranga city campus in 2019.
Whakatāne wahine takes on Waikato, then the world (4 December 2018)
It’s been a year of self-discovery for Rangipare Belshaw-Ngaropo, who moved from small coastal town Whakatāne to larger inland city Hamilton, to study at the University of Waikato.
The science of seaweed (4 December 2018)
Sea lettuce - it’s unsightly, smelly and the scourge of Tauranga Harbour during summer. While it’s deemed a pest, it may also hold the key to a new and valuable industry in the Bay of Plenty thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project, funded by the Government and University of Waikato.
Waikato students off to Asia and Latin America (20 November 2018)
Waikato students have been awarded a combined total of $304,685 through the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia and Latin America.
Double scholarship success for Waitaha iwi mokopuna (12 November 2018)
Bay of Plenty’s Travis Moke and Shyanne Erueti will be the first in their whānau to go to university and will do so as the inaugural recipients of the Waitaha-A-HeiUniversity of Waikato Scholarship, worth $14,500 each.
Café Scientifique explores Mānuka – the plant behind the honey (8 November 2018)
Associate Professor Mike Clearwater from the University of Waikato will explore the plant behind the honey at the next Café Scientifique in Tauranga on Monday 19 November.
Waikato student drives home master’s research into golf (29 October 2018)
George Wardell is researching the effect of weighted golf clubs in training, working towards the perfect swing.