You Cannot Be What You Cannot See

Posted 11:58am Sunday 16th April 2023 by Nā Skyla from Ngāti Hine

Since the establishment of colonial society in Aotearoa, Māori have remained massively underrepresented within the medical workforce. Despite increases since the 1990s, many Māori are often only able to find employment in entry-level, minimum-wage jobs such as cleaning, caregiving, and Read more...

Official Endorsement for Mirror on Society

Posted 4:58pm Saturday 12th March 2022 by Fox Meyer

On Tuesday, 8 March, the University Council formally endorsed Te Kauae Parāoa, also known as the Mirror on Society Selection Policy. A recent review, involving staff as well as student voices  highlighted a need to provide more support for students with disabilities, which was incorporated Read more...

Management Meddling Moves Fresher Frenzy From Friday

Posted 2:43pm Sunday 27th February 2022 by Denzel Chung

It was no coincidence. In a bid to end “antisocial behaviour” on Health Sci Friday, the Proctor worked together with Uni management to shift Health Sci exam dates last year. This attempt to minimise partying worked about as well as you would expect. With the final HSFY exam for Read more...

University Asks Students Not To Cheat In Online Exams

Posted 2:59pm Monday 20th September 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

In an email sent to students last week, the University asked them not indulge in rule-breaking during their online exams. They said that “academic integrity is paramount” and that they require all students to follow the “honour code”. Some students, already pushed to the Read more...

Students Stranded on Placements in Lockdown

Posted 1:23am Saturday 11th September 2021 by Runze Liu

Around 530 students studying health professional programmes were out on placement across the country when the snap Level 4 lockdown was announced, according to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences Paul Brunton. For some, like Owen, a third-year pharmacy student who was placed in Whanganui Read more...

The People Demand Health Sci Data

Posted 2:57pm Sunday 22nd August 2021 by Denzel Chung

Over half of the Official Information Act (OIA) requests sent to the Uni through revolve around getting into health professional programmes. 40% of these were about getting into med. Under the OIA, any citizen of Aotearoa New Zealand is able to ask for any official information held by Read more...

Under Pressure: When competitive entry programmes take a toll on mental health

Posted 5:22pm Sunday 2nd May 2021 by Annabelle Vaughan

Every year, hundreds of students enrol in competitive entry programmes hoping to get a prestigious degree and achieve their big dreams. But the stress of these courses, which loom large in students’ futures, can take a toll on student mental health. Competitive entry is not the cause of mental Read more...

Students Get COVID Vax

Posted 9:19pm Sunday 18th April 2021 by Fox Meyer

Students in health professionals doing their placements are starting to get the COVID vaccine. The Health Sciences Pro Vice Chancellor (PVC) reached out to students over email. The email was a call for anyone about to start work in a frontline medical placement to book an appointment for their Read more...

A Quarter Of Health Scis Disappoint Their Parents

Posted 2:16pm Sunday 21st March 2021 by Denzel Chung

Out of the 1323 students enrolled into Health Science First Year (HSFY) at the start of 2020, 300 had changed courses for semester two, a total of 23% of the cohort.  Students Critic Te Arohi spoke to weren’t surprised by the numbers, generally agreeing that it sounded “about Read more...

Med Entry Grades Rise Again

Posted 9:38pm Tuesday 2nd March 2021 by Erin Gourley

The average mark required to enter medicine from the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) programme has increased for the sixth year in a row.  In response to an OIA, the University confirmed that the lowest average mark required for a first-round offer into 2021 med was 96.57%, up from 93.43% Read more...

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