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University of Waikato Events Calendar

Get the best out of your university – keep up to date with all the amazing University of Waikato events happening on and around campuses in Hamilton, Tauranga and beyond.

October 2020

  • Working Life: Photographs by Peter James Quinn

    Seasonal worker, Niral Devi from Punjab, works on Great South Road in Bombay, Auckland at the packhouse Master & Sons, who have been in the onion business for more than 60 years (2002), © Peter James Quinn
    Date Monday 21 September - Friday 13 November 2020
    Location Calder & Lawson Gallery

    Peter James Quinn has been capturing images of New Zealanders at work over the length of the country for the past thirty years. Over this time, major shifts in what…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Thursday 1 October - Thursday 24 December 2020
    Time 9am (Thursday 1 October) - 3pm (Thursday 24 December)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Anthropology Seminar

    Date Thursday 1 October 2020
    Time 3:10pm - 4:10pm
    Location University of Waikato - Room K.G.06 & via Zoom ( Meeting ID: 719 684 2758 / Password: @nthr0 )

    Defining Issues of the Anthropocene: Object and Subject In this brief seminar, the presenter will take a quick-fire approach to some basic definitional questions. Is there such a thing as…

  • Social Work Information Evening (Tauranga)

    Date Thursday 1 October 2020
    Time 5:20pm - 7:30pm
    Location University of Waikato, 101-121 Durham Street, Tauranga (Te Manawaroa TCBD.1.07)

    Are you driven to help others and make a positive difference in their lives? Ever consider a career in Social Work? Come along to find out more about the Bachelor…

  • 'Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza' by Marilyn Garson

    Date Thursday 1 October 2020
    Time 6pm - 7:30pm
    Location PWC Lecture Theatre - Waikato Management School

    REGISTER HERE Four years, two wars, and one very unlikely female-led social enterprise In this Public Lecture, hosted by Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Waikato and…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Friday 2 October - Friday 25 December 2020
    Time 9am (Friday 2 October) - 3pm (Friday 25 December)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Local Night Bites

    Date Saturday 3 October 2020
    Time 4pm - 8pm
    Location Gate 2B Carpark, Knighton Road, The University of Waikato

    Street food and stalls for all. Come along and grab a bite to eat, listen to local music, and check out the stalls. Based at Gate 2B carpark on Knighton…

  • International Week 2020

    International Week 2020
    Date Monday 5 - Friday 9 October 2020
    Location Hamilton and Tauranga Campus and Online

    International Week 2020 - Celebrating the diverse cultures and valuable contribution of international students at the University of Waikato. We invite all students to join in and celebrate the diversity…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Monday 5 October - Monday 28 December 2020
    Time 9am (Monday 5 October) - 3pm (Monday 28 December)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Tuesday 6 October - Tuesday 29 December 2020
    Time 9am (Tuesday 6 October) - 3pm (Tuesday 29 December)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Tauranga - Free Yoga

    Date Tuesday 6 October 2020
    Time 1:05pm - 1:55pm
    Location Studio 162, 162 Durham Street (just across the road from Tauranga CBD campus and down the ramp alongside Folk Cafe).

    Free weekly lunchtime yoga, all levels of experience are welcome. Yoga mats and changing facilities are available. Turn up and enjoy

  • Hamilton Public Lecture presented by Professor Albert Bifet Figuerol

    Date Tuesday 6 October 2020
    Time 5:45pm - 6:30pm
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Knighton Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton

    REGISTER HERE 'Realising the potential of AI in a New Zealand context' In this Public Lecture, world-leading ArtificiaI Intelligence (AI) expert, Professor Albert Bifet will demystify the fundamentals of machine…

  • Professional Workshop - AI for Executives

    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Location University of Waikato Tauranga CBD Campus

    Curious about big data and machine learning and how they could revolutionise the way your company works? In this 2-hour workshop, executives will gain a business understanding of Artificial Intelligence…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Wednesday 7 October - Wednesday 30 December 2020
    Time 9am (Wednesday 7 October) - 3pm (Wednesday 30 December)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • ep.education Webinar: Get your Start in Teaching

    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location Webinar

    ep.education is an MOE preferred education recruitment agency. Join our ‘Get your Start in Teaching’ webinar to assist you as a beginning teacher to secure a teaching role. This webinar…

  • Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Seminar: "Drastic changes in Waikato's freshwater flora over the last 150 years"

    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location S.1.02

    Abstract: The botanist Thomas Kirk investigated the vegetation in shallow lakes in the Lower Waikato River system in the 1870s, describing a rich flora in these clear shallow systems and…

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert

    Student concert
    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire. OPUS Bar will be open from 12pm every Wednesday. Come and…

  • The Waikato Public Law and Policy Research Unit presentation

    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location University of Waikato - Room S.1.05

    The Waikato Public Law and Policy Research Unit is organising a third session on Covid-19 and the Law . The session will explore the different dimensions of the recent decision…

  • Picturebook Club

    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Time 1:10pm - 2pm
    Location Teaching Resources Library

    The Picturebook Club is open to all university staff and students. We meet every Wednesday in the cultural hour in the Teaching Resources Library on the third floor of the…

  • Figure drawing club

    Date Wednesday 7 October 2020
    Time 6pm
    Location TA Block

    Our group meets every Wednesday night on campus to study human anatomy and gesture. Students, staff, and local artists are warmly invited as well as new or professional models for…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Thursday 8 October - Thursday 31 December 2020
    Time 9am (Thursday 8 October) - 3pm (Thursday 31 December)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • WMS/NZIBR research seminar: Beyond surveys and interviews: Using think-aloud protocols for research

    Date Thursday 8 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location MSB 4.02, Waikato Management School

    Think-aloud protocols provide a validated approach to elicit verbal reports that capture a participant’s thoughts, actions, and feelings. They have been used for decades in Management research and beyond. In…

  • Auckland Council Student Ranger Summer Internship - Q&A Webinar

    Date Thursday 8 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location Webinar: https://waikato.zoom.us/j/96358634496

    Auckland Council is on the lookout for 14 student rangers to join the regional parks team for a three-month paid internship this summer. Applications are now open for students who…

  • Anthropology Seminar

    Date Thursday 8 October 2020
    Time 3:10pm - 4:10pm
    Location Room K.G.06 & via Zoom ( Meeting ID: 719 684 2758 / Password: @nthr0 )

    De/odorizing Pacific history: Scent in the coconut oil industry from the Pacific to Europe The ability to deodorise agricultural oils, such as coconut oil, was a key factor in their…

  • Book Launch - Remote Sympathy by Catherine Chidgey

    Date Thursday 8 October 2020
    Time 5:30pm - 7pm
    Location Room S.1.04 (S Block) - University of Waikato (Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton

    Join us for a book launch and an unforgettable evening with acclaimed author Catherine Chidgey, in conversation with Tracey Slaughter. Catherine’s eagerly awaited new novel, Remote Sympathy , will be…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Friday 9 October - Friday 1 January 2021
    Time 9am (Friday 9 October) - 3pm (Friday 1 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Local Night Bites

    Date Saturday 10 October 2020
    Time 4pm - 8pm
    Location Gate 2B Carpark, Knighton Road, The University of Waikato

    Street food and stalls for all. Come along and grab a bite to eat, listen to local music, and check out the stalls. Based at Gate 2B carpark on Knighton…

  • Tales of Hoffmann - Conservatorium of Music Opera Production

    Tales of Hoffmann
    Date Saturday 10 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The Tales of Hoffmann - Opera by Jaques Offenbach October 10, 13, 15, 17 at 7pm Featuring singers from the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music - this will be…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Monday 12 October - Monday 4 January 2021
    Time 9am (Monday 12 October) - 3pm (Monday 4 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • WMS research seminar: 'How to communicate and use accounting to ensure buy-in from stakeholders'

    Date Monday 12 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location MSB.4.02, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

    Visiting academic Professor Charl de Villiers (University of Auckland) will give a research seminar in Waikato Management School on Monday, 12th October on the topic of 'How to communicate and…

  • Find Your Future at Waikato 2020 - Hamilton

    Date Tuesday 13 October 2020

    Location: Student Centre Level 2 Interested in studying at Waikato, but need more information or assistance to get your application ready? Whether you’re looking at starting undergraduate or postgraduate study…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Tuesday 13 October - Tuesday 5 January 2021
    Time 9am (Tuesday 13 October) - 3pm (Tuesday 5 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Mobilities Network for Aotearoa New Zealand & Aotearoa Migration Research Network Seminar Series 2020

    Date Tuesday 13 October 2020
    Time 11am - 12pm
    Location Zoom (https://waikato.zoom.us/j/634605835)

    Permitting [im]mobility and the creation of identities This presentation will discuss the permit system implemented by the government in the early 20th century as it related to efforts to restrict…

  • Tales of Hoffmann - Conservatorium of Music Opera Production

    Tales of Hoffmann
    Date Tuesday 13 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The Tales of Hoffmann - Opera by Jaques Offenbach October 10, 13, 15, 17 at 7pm Featuring singers from the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music - this will be…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Wednesday 14 October - Wednesday 6 January 2021
    Time 9am (Wednesday 14 October) - 3pm (Wednesday 6 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Seminar Series: "The inflection point hypothesis: The relationship between the temperature dependence of enzyme catalyzed reaction rates and microbial growth rates"

    Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location S.1.02. Also accessible via Zoom: https://waikato.zoom.us/j/92090192079

    Abstract: Biological rates at different scales (from individual enzymes, to microorganism growth rates, to ecosystem processes such as soil respiration and photosynthesis) all display similar curved responses to temperature. The…

  • Lunchtime Recital Series - Student Concert

    Student concert
    Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    Conservatorium of Music students inspire and delight with solo and chamber instrumental works and a variety of vocal repertoire. OPUS Bar will be open from 12pm every Wednesday. Come and…

  • Community Psychology Info Session

    Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location University of Waikato - Room J.B.07 and via Zoom https://waikato.zoom.us/j/95649934874

    Want to apply to the Community Psychology Programme for 2021? A Community Psychology Info Session is taking place on Wednesday, 14 October from 1pm - 2pm.  At this session you will…

  • Picturebook Club

    Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
    Time 1:10pm - 2pm
    Location Teaching Resources Library

    The Picturebook Club is open to all university staff and students. We meet every Wednesday in the cultural hour in the Teaching Resources Library on the third floor of the…

  • Figure drawing club

    Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
    Time 6pm
    Location TA Block

    Our group meets every Wednesday night on campus to study human anatomy and gesture. Students, staff, and local artists are warmly invited as well as new or professional models for…

  • The Space Between

    Date Wednesday 14 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    THSTS308 2020 present  The Space Between The theatre students have been developing an original piece of devised theatre in response to the current climate we find ourselves in. The class were tasked…

  • Find Your Future at Waikato 2020 - Tauranga

    Date Thursday 15 October 2020

    Location: Te Manawaroa Interested in studying at Waikato, but need more information or assistance to get your application ready? Whether you’re looking at starting undergraduate or postgraduate study, or looking…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Thursday 15 October - Thursday 7 January 2021
    Time 9am (Thursday 15 October) - 3pm (Thursday 7 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • The Space Between

    Date Thursday 15 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    THSTS308 2020 present  The Space Between The theatre students have been developing an original piece of devised theatre in response to the current climate we find ourselves in. The class were tasked…

  • Tales of Hoffmann - Conservatorium of Music Opera Production

    Tales of Hoffmann
    Date Thursday 15 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    he Tales of Hoffmann - Opera by Jaques Offenbach October 10, 13, 15, 17 at 7pm Featuring singers from the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music - this will be…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Friday 16 October - Friday 8 January 2021
    Time 9am (Friday 16 October) - 3pm (Friday 8 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • The Space Between

    Date Friday 16 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    THSTS308 2020 present  The Space Between The theatre students have been developing an original piece of devised theatre in response to the current climate we find ourselves in. The class were tasked…

  • Saturday morning music classes - Term Four 2020

    Date Saturday 17 October - Saturday 5 December 2020
    Time 8am (Saturday 17 October) - 2pm (Saturday 5 December)
    Location TT building entrance, Gate 4, Hillcrest Road (University of Waikato campus)

    Enrolments are open for Term Four 2020 classes at the Waikato Community School of Music (WCSM). The first session is on Saturday 17th October. The school offers affordable group-format tuition…

  • Local Night Bites

    Date Saturday 17 October 2020
    Time 4pm - 8pm
    Location Gate 2B Carpark, Knighton Road, The University of Waikato

    Street food and stalls for all. Come along and grab a bite to eat, listen to local music, and check out the stalls. Based at Gate 2B carpark on Knighton…

  • Tales of Hoffmann - Conservatorium of Music Opera Production

    Tales of Hoffmann
    Date Saturday 17 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Dr John Gallagher Concert Chamber, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The Tales of Hoffmann - Opera by Jaques Offenbach October 10, 13, 15, 17 at 7pm Featuring singers from the University of Waikato Conservatorium of Music - this will be…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Monday 19 October - Monday 11 January 2021
    Time 9am (Monday 19 October) - 3pm (Monday 11 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Tuesday 20 October - Tuesday 12 January 2021
    Time 9am (Tuesday 20 October) - 3pm (Tuesday 12 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • NIDEA Seminar Series 2020

    Date Tuesday 20 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2pm
    Location Zoom: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/94722658547?from=msft

    Family economic and social wellbeing during and after the nationwide Alert Level 4 lockdown On March 25 th , Aotearoa NZ moved quickly into an Alert Level 4 lockdown, a…

  • Waikato Engineering Design Show

    Date Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 October 2020
    Time 8:30am (Wednesday 21 October) - 5pm (Friday 23 October)
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton Campus

    Students from the University of Waikato’s School of Engineering will have their research and design projects on display. The Engineering Design Show showcases the exciting opportunities provided by a career…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Wednesday 21 October - Wednesday 13 January 2021
    Time 9am (Wednesday 21 October) - 3pm (Wednesday 13 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • #WaikatoEDS Sessions for Schools

    Date Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 October 2020
    Time 9:30am (Wednesday 21 October) - 12pm (Friday 23 October)
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The School of Engineering invites students from years 11-13 and their teachers to attend the 2020 Engineering Design Show at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts in Hamilton from 21-23…

  • Writing Workshop

    Date Wednesday 21 October 2020
    Time 1pm - 2:30pm
    Location University of Waikato - Student Centre - Room M.1.42

    Senior secondary school writers! Tracey Slaughter and Catherine Chidgey are holding a FREE writing workshop at the University of Waikato for YOU! They'll guide you through an interactive exercise to…

  • Book Launch - US Foreign Policy in the Age of Trump by Reuben Steff

    Date Wednesday 21 October 2020
    Time 3pm - 5pm
    Location I.2.22, University of Waikato

    When asked how he deals with the frenetic madness that surrounds him, Donald J. Trump once responded “I am the storm”. Meanwhile, senior officials in his administration say the US…

  • Figure drawing club

    Date Wednesday 21 October 2020
    Time 6pm
    Location TA Block

    Our group meets every Wednesday night on campus to study human anatomy and gesture. Students, staff, and local artists are warmly invited as well as new or professional models for…

  • Suit Up Donations Request

    Date Thursday 22 October - Thursday 14 January 2021
    Time 9am (Thursday 22 October) - 3pm (Thursday 14 January)
    Location The Wellbeing Hub

    We are on the hunt for more donations. Suit Up aims to provide our students with formal wear for when they need it. If you have any formal wear to donate…

  • WMS/NZIBR research seminar: Engaged scholarship in entrepreneurship and small business research

    Date Thursday 22 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location MSB.4.02, Waikato Management School, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton

    All staff and postgrad students are invited to attend a research seminar on the topic of 'Engaged scholarship in entrepreneurship and small business research', being held on Thursday, 22 October…

  • #WaikatoEDS Industry Networking Event

    Date Thursday 22 October 2020
    Time 5:30pm - 7pm
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

    The School of Engineering will be hosting an industry networking evening with key note speakers as part of the University of Waikato’s annual Waikato University Engineering Design Show. This is…

  • Local Night Bites

    Date Saturday 24 October 2020
    Time 4pm - 8pm
    Location Gate 2B Carpark, Knighton Road, The University of Waikato

    Street food and stalls for all. Come along and grab a bite to eat, listen to local music, and check out the stalls. Based at Gate 2B carpark on Knighton…

  • Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Seminar Series: "Unravelling the web of life: Species interactions in a changing world"

    Date Wednesday 28 October 2020
    Time 12pm - 1pm
    Location S.1.02. Also accessible via Zoom: https://waikato.zoom.us/j/91710274800

    Abstract: Global environmental changes are driving widespread extinctions of species, which have generated concerns over disruption of ecosystem functioning. Despite the importance of species themselves, many ecosystem processes involve interactions…

  • Figure drawing club

    Date Wednesday 28 October 2020
    Time 6pm
    Location TA Block

    Our group meets every Wednesday night on campus to study human anatomy and gesture. Students, staff, and local artists are warmly invited as well as new or professional models for…

  • Adventures in Failure

    Date Friday 30 October 2020
    Time 7pm - 9pm
    Location Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts (Playhouse Theatre)

    Professor Helen Heels presents a Lecture/Demonstration in three parts with a variety of Extraordinary Artefacts. Join Professor Helen Heels (Declan Patrick) and Manly Stud Mr Cliff Edge (Karen Barbour) for…

  • Local Night Bites

    Date Saturday 31 October 2020
    Time 4pm - 8pm
    Location Gate 2B Carpark, Knighton Road, The University of Waikato

    Street food and stalls for all. Come along and grab a bite to eat, listen to local music, and check out the stalls. Based at Gate 2B carpark on Knighton…

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