Received an offer of place for a 2017 undergraduate programme? Check out your Online Orientation to find out what you need to know about life at uni, including a step-by-step guide on how to accept your offer of place!

Online Orientation 2017
Switch on Prime at 6pm this evening to watch our defending champion University Challenge team take on Waikato in the semi-final!
Applications for the Fair Wind Foundation Scholarship close on Tuesday 31 January.
If you’re a female student of Cook Island descent studying full-time in 2017, don’t miss out on applying for this scholarship, worth up to $11,000. Visit the Scholarships website for more info and to apply.

Fair Wind Foundation Scholarships
Three of the 2015 premier scholarship winners are studying at the University of Auckland. Read more about our top scholars Amaan Merchant, Hugo Brown and Thomas Hayes and their first year at uni.

Top scholars: Where are they now? - National - NZ Herald News
Are you coming to study with us for your first year? Do you want to share your experiences while you learn about the new world that is university life? If so, apply now to be a blogger for The Inside Word 2017.

Are you our next blogger?
Get all the information you need to plan your degree at our one-on-one course advice sessions. Sessions will run between 18 January and 4 February at our City Campus and on selected dates in Manukau, Hamilton and Wellington.

See our website via the link below for more details.

Course advice sessions
Here's your last chance to enter to race in your faculty Waka Ama team on 18 March 2017 and compete for a trip to Hawaii! Register your interest via the link below before Tuesday 20 January. Paddlers are still needed for Law, Commerce, EDSW, Arts, Science, FMHS and AUPISA.

The Great Waka Ama Race 2017 - Register now!
Sharks were some of the inspiration for the University's biomimetics project on the Taniwha, a human-powered submarine designed by Professor Iain Anderson and his team that won an international race last year. They want to take the design further by adding fins for steering, braking and feeling.

Our Blue Backyard: Inventions inspired by nature - National - NZ Herald News
Are you the son or daughter of a person who has served in the Navy or Mercantile Marine Service of any Commonwealth country and planning to enrol in your first year of a undergraduate degree in 2017? Don’t miss out on applying for the Sanders Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship is $1,200 per year for three years and is open to students in all faculties. Applications close 31 January 2017....
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Sanders Memorial Scholarship
In this age of Spotify and iTunes, why are music fans falling back in love with vinyl?
A new study by Karen Fernandez, Associate Professor of Marketing at the Business School, reveals how old-school records are turning the tables on digital.

Old-school vinyl records making a comeback
Distinguished Professor Richard Faull has been knighted for his services to brain research.

Richard Faull knighted for four decades of service to brain research
Just a reminder that most services of the University will be closed over the holiday period from 5pm today, Thursday 22 December. Normal opening hours for most services will resume on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Christmas holiday closing period
Are you a woman student of Cook Island descent studying a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in 2017? Don’t miss out on applying for a Fair Wind Foundation Scholarship, worth up to $11,000. Applications close 31 January 2017. For more information or to apply, visit the Scholarships website.

Fair Wind Foundation Scholarships
Take a 2 minute survey about convenience shopping on campus and go in the draw to win a $50 campus food voucher!

Online Survey: Convenience store on campus
Debra Lampshire, teaching fellow at the School of Nursing, not only won the ‘Making a Difference’ award at the annual Attitude Awards evening earlier this month, but was also presented with the Supreme Award for her huge contribution to mental health awareness.

Right Attitude brings Supreme Award to ‘Voice Hearer’
Introducing Max Ashmore from our University Challenge NZ team! Studying Biology, English and History, Max seems to be covering all the bases for our team. Make sure you’re watching Prime TV at 6pm tonight (Saturday) to see if Max and the team can take out Waikato University!
The University of Auckland will have New Zealand's first cancer clinic trial research centre, thanks to a $1.4 million donation. Doctors say this is the first type of testing of its kind in New Zealand translating to a raft of new research and treatment possibilities.

$1.4m donation bankrolls first NZ cancer trial research centre
"A quirky façade that hums with energy." Our new Science building is featured in Metro magazine NZ this week.

Urban Design: Chris Barton on University of Auckland's new Science Centre - Metro