Alumni & Friends eNews - November 2018
Kia ora ,

Welcome to your final eNews of 2018. The year has flown by: it's hard to believe it's almost summer. We are hard at work gearing up for our December graduation ceremonies and planning for 2019, so keep an eye on your inbox for event invites and more. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Ngā mihi,

Rachael Elliott, Alumni Engagement Adviser
University of Waikato Alumni Team

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University's 2018 Distinguished alumni award recipients were honoured in ceremonies in May and August. Read about the August awards ceremony and public lectures here, check out the full list of 2018 recipients below, or explore the live streamed lectures of Miriam Dean and Tom Higham on our Facebook page.
Dr Sarah Calvert
Jan Zijderveld
Dame Annette King

Professor Tom Higham
Queen's Counsel Miriam Dean CNZM
Dr Shane Legg

Thanks for joining us at our networking events in Rotorua, Tauranga and Hamilton

It was great to meet so many of you, we're looking forward to building on this momentum for 2019 and reaching even more of our alumni around NZ and the world. Check out the photo galleries on our Facebook page and keep an eye out for event invites in the new year.

Political Punch

We're proud to have sponsored Seed Waikato's Political Punch: an event designed to engage young people with politics. Seed Waikato is a social enterprise that was launched by five of our alumni last year. It has gone from strength to strength, and we look forward to more opportunities to collaborate in the future. Read more about the event here.

Our People

Erin the Engineer

Women make up just 13% of our engineers in NZ, and Erin is one of them. Find out what it's like being the only permanent female engineer at Robotics Plus here.

Latest of Late Library Returns

Reformed 'irresponsible student' Anna Connell returns the oldest outstanding library book on record: 14 years overdue! Read more here.

Share your story

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 here.

What's new: in brief



Tauranga: New Campus Update 

Hours worked on site to date total an impressive 173,348 hours with 11,712 worked in the last month alone! The main stairwell (which will be a statement piece) is almost complete, and there is plenty of work lined up for the rest of the year, including the installment of rain harvesting tanks. Keep an eye on campus developments via our webcams, (these are updated every 10 minutes from two separate cameras,) or check out the photos below.
For more stories about our latest graduates, visit our News & Events page.

We have a huge range of online offerings, short courses and summer school papers available if you're keen to pick up some extra skills.

Scholarships are also up for grabs: you can view the full scholarship listing on our online Scholarship Finder


There's something for everyone, just search your course preferences here or check out some of the options below.

Alumni Discount for Executive Short Courses
Enhance your capabilities to achieve business and personal growth for you, your teams and your organisation at a special rate! Receive $100 off each course fee when you select “UoW Staff + Alumni” during the registration.
Our executive short courses are delivered by experts in their fields, bringing a blend of practical tools and real-world case studies that will keep you moving ahead in your career. Learn more about the executive courses on offer for the remainder of 2018.

Finance for Non-Financial Managers : 29 November 2018
This short course aims to introduce managers to modern financial tools that are available to help them understand and manage their businesses better - helping you understand what the numbers are telling you and getting you comfortable with conversing in the language of finance, relating to the performance of your team and organisation.
Course OutlineRegister Online

Project Management - The Basic Principles : 7 December 2018
Effective project management executes and delivers positive change in an organisation. To do this involves technical skills, such as critical path analysis and Gantt charting, as well as people skills, including motivating, influencing and managing intergroup conflict.
Course OutlineRegister Online

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