Alumni & Friends eNews - September 2017 View this email in your browser
Kia ora 

Welcome to the latest University of Waikato Alumni & Friends eNews.

In this edition, we're celebrating the work of our alumni and staff in the area of security and crime science; highlighting the research and teaching that is committed to pioneering the future of security. Waikato is at the cutting edge of the industry, working with leading voices and creating world-class security graduates. I hope you enjoy these highlights and other items included in our latest eNews.

Ngā mihi

Aimee Burness, Alumni Relations Advisor 
University of Waikato Alumni Team

We're excited to announce that we've risen in the Times Higher Education world university rankings. Following on from our climb into QS Rankings' top 1.1% of universities in the world, we're proud to have risen by one band (now ranked 351-400) to become third equal in New Zealand. Learn about Waikato's rankings here

Cyber Security @ Waikato

Waikato has particular strengths in cyber security – we have New Zealand's only Cyber Security Lab that partners with government and industry. Computer science staff and students run the popular New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge, held for the third time in July. Waikato is home to the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science, a newly launched research institute dedicated to assisting law enforcement work and developing educational programmes.

Changing the future of cyber security

Locks, keys and alarms are everyday items people use to help with security – but what do you use in cyberspace? Waikato's research groups and educational programmes are the first of their kind in New Zealand. Associate Professor Ryan Ko leads the Cyber Security Lab and has developed the country's first master's degree in cyber security

Pasifika alumni leading the way in cyber security

Alumni of Waikato's Master of Cyber Security programme are poised to shape the future of cyber security in their homelands and beyond.

Siuta Laulaupea’alu's research has helped the University collaborate with the Tongan Government. Jeff Garae from Vanuatu will be the first Pacific student to complete a PhD in cyber security. Read about Waikato's cyber security journey.
We love hearing about our alumni and their successes! Whether it's in the boardroom or on the playing fields, our alumni continue to make a real impact in our communities. Share your stories or let us know of other alumni who are transforming the world.

Exclusive Alumni & Friends Offers

2018 Rugby Sevens Accommodation

The HSBC Rugby Sevens World Series is coming to Hamilton in February 2018. We're offering all alumni and friends the chance to stay in our Hamilton campus accommodation while you're in town for the rugby.

Enjoy exclusive access to this accommodation before it's released to the general public. Accommodation is limited so book online now! 
*Terms & Conditions Apply

Round the Bridges Team

We have 30 free race entries and unique Waikato shirts to give away for this year's event. Learn more about the RTB Alumni TeamTo sign up, email alumni@waikato.ac.nz with the subject "2017 RTB Alumni Team" and your full name. It's that simple!

Hamilton CBD Office Hire

We have a slice of Waikato in the heart of the city. Our CBD office features a boardroom, booths, and meeting areas suitable different for events and the space is available for hire free of charge during the day for our alumni and friends. View the alumni & friends offer and contact our team for bookings. 

Peter Ayson gives back

Alumnus Peter Ayson is helping students achieve their dreams by sponsoring the Emerging Talent awards at Waikato's annual Wallace Corporation Blues Awards. Read about Peter's new scholarship and how he's supporting future Waikato students. A big thank you to Peter for helping our students to grow.

Take a look at the new Tauranga campus 

In 2019, we're offering more study options as we establish a new campus in the heart of Tauranga city. View the flythrough video of the University’s new Tauranga CBD campus.  

Thinking of further study?

Are you interested in further study with Waikato? We have various scholarships on offer for postgraduate students. You can view the full scholarship listing on our online Scholarship Finder and attend an information session to learn more about postgraduate study options.

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