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University of Waikato Live Chat


Post your questions here for the University of Waikato team. They'll be online between 12:45 and 1:30 on Monday the 20th of June to answer them!



The University of Waikato is on line and ready to take your questions.


Hi Catherine

I am currently looking at study options for next year, could you tell me a couple of reasons why Waikato uni is a good option to choose? Im looking at studying Law.



I am also interested in studying business and law, but I'm not sure about which school. Auckland uni is huge and Otago is too far from home, so I want to know what makes Waikato special. Thank you



Are you please able to let me know of any pre-requisits to studying Engineering at Waikato? 

Many thanks 


Hi David,

Many thanks for your question. 

We have recently opened a new multi million dollar Law building which has great facilities for Law students including a moot courtroom.

Our Law Faculty teaches law that focuses on national and international and multi cultural law. We have small classes so you get to know fellow students and academics very well. The Faculty also run a mentoring programme too.

The law Faculty is especially committed to fostering Maori, Pacific Island and indigenous issues within the context of the treaty of Waitangi partnership.

Law is ranked in the top 150 schools worldwide in the latest QS subject rankings.

We have a number of days "Law Student for a Day" where you can come on campus and find out what it is like to be a students the next ones are 22 June, 31 August, 5 October 2016.

I hope this is useful.



Hi Waikato, 

I really like creating events and starting and finishing projects, but I'm struggling to find a way to put this into a career focus. I'm not fully convinced that an event management course will give me enough exposure to other things to get me a good job when I'm finished uni. What things could I study that could help me get better understanding of all business but also get to do project kind of stuff. 

Thank you for your time.


Hi Julian

It will depend on what type of engineering you wish to study. We run

Civil Engineering

Chemical and Biological Engineersg

Electronic Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Materials and Process Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

and Software Engineering.

If you can let me know which engineering you are most interested in I can let you know the prerequisites.

Here is the link to our Engineering Faculty

This will have all the pre requisites for each engineering programme.

Let me know if you have any more questions.



Edited by Catherine D June 20, 2016 13:28

Hi Chelsea,

Hopefully some of the points I made in the post to David will help. We have a very good student to teacher ratio, so you get to know your fellow students and the academics very well. At Waikato we pride ourselves on the fact that you are a name not a number.

Let me know if you have further questions


Edited by Catherine D June 20, 2016 12:59

Hey Catherine,

What kind of sports teams does Waikato offer, I'm a keen hockey player just curious to know if there is a social or competitive team and how popular it is at Waikato


Hi Waikato, 

Thanks for hosting this chat. 

Just wondering if you could provide me some info on your management degree and how it compares to that of Auckland Universities. 

I am trying to decide between AK uni and UOW so any info would be really helpful. 

Alice :) 



A management degree might be a good option for you. That way you can cover events,marketing, accounting and various aspects that are required to give you all fully rounded skills. Have a look at our Management school web page.

Our management school is fully accredited and in the top 2% worldwide.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.




Hi Alice,

The Waikato Management School is Triple Crown accredited and we offer Bachelors in Business Analysis (Finance), Communication studies, Electronic Commerce, Entrepreneurship, and overall Management studies.

We also have a great balance of Theory and practical based learning which sees a lot of our students gaining internships and other part time jobs through the duration of their study at Waikato


Hi there, 

What scholarships do you have available for those looking at studying business / commerce? 

Ash :)


Hi Kate,

We have over 120 clubs on campus including non sporting activities, Hockey is obviously apart of these teams. We have a wide range of sports from Hockey through to Darts, Chess etc, we even have a beard club Which may not be classified as a sport but to some it maybe.

If sporting is your perogative and you have displayed leadership and outstanding skill you may be eligble for the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship please find attached an application form. 

I hope this answers your questions keep in touch if you need anymore informatiom


Hi Kate,

The university has lots of sports teams. Including Hockey. We have strong links with Midland Hockey. If you are a very keen sports person and play at a high level you might also be interested in our Hillary Scholarship where you could receive up to $10K per year.

We have a lot of other sports including rugby, cycling, rowing, netball and more, all of which can be played competitively or just for fun.

The university has a gym on campus and also has strong links with the Avantidrome in Cambridge and the Adams Centre for High Performance sport in Tauranga.


Hi there,

Attached is a link with most Management Scholarships, if you continue to manoevour through the link page it will show you many scholarships available at Waikato

Kind regards!/?page=1&Subject=mngt

Edited by Taha T June 20, 2016 13:15

Hi Waikato, 

Wondering if any of your business subjects / majors offer you the opportunity to form relationships with businesses? I like the idea of a paper requiring you to do an internship / work experience as part of the course. 



Hi Olivia,

Unfortunately we don't offer Accounting by distance learning. Our accounting programmes are offered on campus. This link will provide some more detail.

Let me know if you have nay more questions.




Hi Olivia,

Unfortunately we don't offer Accounting by distance learning. Our accounting programmes are offered on campus. This link will provide some more detail.

Let me know if you have any more questions.



Edited by Catherine D June 20, 2016 13:21

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