Education and society
Even if Boris wins, the barometer is moving
11 December 2019
Opinion: A decade of austerity and four elections in five years have scarred Britain. John Morgan wonders if the electoral barometer might yet swing to change.
Big dreams, real results: Stuart McNaughton's Woolf Fisher legacy
10 December 2019
Professor Stuart McNaughton ONZM is retiring as the director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the end of the year. He looks back on highlights of his 21-year tenure.
Christmas is about food and family – but not for all
9 December 2019
Opinion: Alumna Helen Robinson, from the Auckland City Mission, sees the depth of poverty in Auckland every day. At no time is it more visible than at Christmas.
How LBGT+ students can thrive at school
6 December 2019
There are some easy steps schools can take to support LGBT+ students to thrive, writes John Fenaughty.
Graduating at 90 and still publishing: “It keeps me happy”
5 December 2019
One of New Zealand’s pioneers in critical care medicine is graduating from the University of Auckland with a Doctorate in Medicine at the age of 90, possibly the University’s oldest graduate by thesis, ever.
More support for new social workers vital, say experts
4 December 2019
Some graduate social workers feel 'thrown in the deep end' and more support is crucial, according to a new framework for the profession launched last week in Auckland.
New study rethinks leadership in early childhood education
3 December 2019
An exciting new form of leadership making a positive difference for children and families in early childhood education is at the centre of a ground-breaking PhD study from the University of Auckland.
Entitled little pricks
28 November 2019
Opinion: Newsroom columnist and medical student Emma Espiner hopes a rort at the University of Otago over a final-year overseas elective won't end up punishing all aspiring young doctors.
'Sugar in Schools' project has many benefits
27 November 2019
Researchers are investigating absorption rates of sugar in high school age Pacific students to help young Pacific people better understand their own biology and avoid obesity and obesity-linked diseases such as diabetes.
Thriving in a strange land
25 November 2019
Coming to study in another country with an unfamiliar culture and often a different language can be daunting for international students, but the right support at the right time can make all the difference.
The haves, the have nots and the have super yachts
22 November 2019
British sociologist Professor Roger Burrows joins other high profile experts giving free public lectures at the University of Auckland in December as part of an international sociology conference.
Parents can make all the difference as first teachers
21 November 2019
Reading to your children pays off. New research using information collected from Growing Up in New Zealand has identified several factors which are crucial to children’s early learning outcomes.