New Zealand

My Photography Hobby That Helped Me Win The 2017 Otago Bulletin Photo Competition

Last week, I was honoured to be chosen as the overall winner of the “2017 Otago Bulletin Board Staff Photo Competition”. My wonderful friends,...

Connecting with The Community: Volunteering as an English Tutor

Wanting to have a richer Kiwi knowledge and experience, I decided to be a volunteer at UniCrew. UniCrew Coordinator Sze-En Watts offered me a...

Cycling, a great way to get about Dunedin!

Having been cycling in Dunedin for some time now, I want to share my cycling experiences. After three months in this city, I decided...

A Write and Bike Retreat at the Wobbly Goat Café

A writing retreat is an organised excursion for writing. The idea is to be away from your usual writing environment with the goal to...

Coping with Homesickness

The year 2017 signals the start of my 8th year in Dunedin. Time really flies by, huh? It feels like yesterday when I was...

What To Do On College Visits?

No college search is complete without college visits. You'll get to know a college best by visiting it. Touring different campuses will also give...

Studying Medicine In New Zealand

New Zealand offers a choice of two top-quality medical schools and countless opportunities for experience and further study. New Zealand is a country in the...

Where Are You Now?

Two years ago I was embarking on one of the most unexpected, yet life-changing journeys of a lifetime – a semester abroad in New...

The Sports-Made Sports-Mad Nation

Mid-semester break is over but the first week resuming back to lectures at the University of Otago wasn’t turned out to be an exhausting...

What Can You Expect?

My friends describe me in a multitude of ways. Some are nice adjectives, and some are not-so-nice adjectives (I do hope they are joking...

World War S

S for shivers, for snowflakes and for scarves. While every single person is complaining about the humid hot weather in my hometown, I am striving...

A Tour Around the Oldest University in New Zealand

Last year, I joined a tour, organised by Lizzy Lukeman from the alumni office, to learn more about the University of Otago. The tour started...

The Beginning of Everything

The beginning is always stiff. But who can tell the rest will not be a bliss? It has been exactly a year since I started...

My PhD Field Work at Zanzibar

My PhD on globalisation in higher education provided an exciting field trip to Zanzibar in January 2016 My research looks at how globalisation has impacted...

The New Zealand Diary 1.0

After graduating from Biomedical Engineering and seven years of work experience in the Medical Devices Industry, I planned to do my MBA. After a lot...