Experience ALPSS - Day One (6 July)

Date Wednesday 6 July 2022
Time 9am - 2pm
Where University of Waikato - Room L.G.02
Contact Kaitlyn Waugh
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

An exciting opportunity for Years 12 and 13 students to experience Media, International Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, History and Sociology at the University of Waikato in Hamilton.


All Things Media (Room: S.1.05)
Come along and experience the enchantment of all things media. You will have the opportunity to meet teaching staff and students who have graduated with degrees in Screen and Media, Creative Media, Media Design and Media Production. We will show you examples of the work produced by those who’ve graduated from these degrees. You will also find out how our papers open up possibilities for exciting new career pathways that enable you to be creative, active and empowered citizens. After personalising a provided script scenario, use your phone to film and screen an epic 1-minute movie scene with yourselves as the actors.

International Languages and Cultures (Room: K.G.11)
Come and find out about the International Languages Programme! Learn about our offerings in 5 major world languages - Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish, and about the importance of international languages and cultures in terms of future career options. Join in our fun facts quiz, and experience a taste of the international cultures taught at Waikato through the activities we have organised for you - test your skill at using chopsticks, have a photo taken in traditional Korean and/or Spanish flamenco dress, and sample some international snacks.

History and Sociology (Room: S.1.03)
History in a Cup: What histories are revealed if we start with our morning cuppa? In this talk we will explore how we can study interconnected global histories of environmental change, capitalism and colonialism through the things we consume every day.

What is Sociology? Sociology considers how our actions, identities, and lives shape and are shaped by social and cultural contexts. Sociologists are interested in many areas, but we most often focus on social problems such as inequality or marginalisation. Today you’ll be introduced to some of the questions sociologists ask, and learn about how we might go about answering those questions

Welcome and Introduction: 9:00am - 9:30am, Lecture Theatre: L.G.02
Session 1: 9:30am - 10:30am
Session 2: 10:30am - 11:30am
Campus Tour: 11:30am - 12:00pm
Lunch will be provided at College Hall: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Session 3: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Registrations essential - spaces are limited - Register here NOW