UoA Weekly

Contribute to the next UoA Weekly episode

What Is UoA Weekly

UoA Weekly is a 1-2 minute student news series created by students for students.

Episodes are published every week on the University of Auckland’s social media channels and on TV screens throughout the University. The 1-2 minute videos are designed as an easy way to learn of what’s on each week, including events on campus, activities, updates and competitions.

You can watch all 2023 episodes on YouTube here.

Contribute to the next UoA Weekly episode

Think we should add something to our next UoA Weekly episode? Share it with us by filling out our form and it could appear in a future video!

How to get involved

We are recruiting, so now is your chance to get involved! We are looking for Writers/Presenters! If you are interested in getting involved in Semester One 2024, please contact whatson@auckland.ac.nz.

Writer/Presenter Responsibilities

Writers/Presenters are responsible for creating (writing) and finalising each episode's script, memorising and rehearsing it, travelling to a filming location and presenting an episode in front of a recording camera.

  • Preparing and delivering a 1–2-page script (200-500 words).
  • Sorting and selecting newsworthy content from various sources.
  • Reading, understanding, and rehearsing scripts.
  • Participating in programme promotional photoshoots.
  • Participating in mandatory project meetings (rare/occasional).

Experience: Prior experience in presenting/public speaking is required. Writers/Presenters should be fluent in English and confident pronouncing te reo Māori. Some writing experience is ideal, with experience in journalism preferred.

Time commitment: Writers/Presenters are rostered for 1-2 videos per month during semesters. Approx. 4 hours per episode. Each episode shoot takes approx. 1 hour on location, and presenters are expected to spend about an hour rehearsing the script and about two hours creating (writing) and finalising each script.

Payment: Approx. $100 per episode.