Ngā tūwheratanga hou
This year we were very excited about all the new openings on campus – and hope you’ve been enjoying them as much as us! From hot new eateries to the opening of a new accommodation residence – let’s recap what’s new to campus.
Te Kāuta Student Kitchen & Lounge
A brand new student kitchen and lounge at City Campus officially opened its doors on Tuesday 12 July 2022. Te Kāuta was given its Māori name as a space of gathering for all students to share and develop conversations, relationships over kai | food or just hangout and relax.
Key features include:
- Microwaves for you to heat up your packed lunches and food
- Sinks to clean your BYO containers
- Lots of power points to charge your devices
- A pool and foosball tables
- A variety of places to sit – including desks and couches
- Informal spaces to meet with friends or study groups
- Great views over Symonds and Alfred Streets
If you haven’t already, be sure to stop by and check it out.
ESports is an increasingly popular and competitive sport across the globe.
The University of Auckland recently built an ESports Arena gaming lab with 22 high-spec gaming computers, eight consoles, and world-class streaming equipment.
Our mission is to make the space available for all University of Auckland students to support ESports activities; from academic integration to student club support. We are determined to lead the Asia-Pacific ESports scene by providing high-performance e-athletes a space to play, practice, and compete. A blessing was held at the new ESports Arena on 28 September and since then students have been enjoying the use of the space. For more information and to book in, visit the website.
Go flatting with Ngā Wharenoho | Accommodation at Carlaw Park – Stanley
Accommodation has announced the opening of a new building on campus allowing more students to get the ultimate flatting experience! The new residence, Carlaw Park – Stanley, is set to welcome over 900 new students in Semester One 2023. Part of the wider Carlaw Park Student Village, this addition provides all the amenities of living on campus while allowing more students to have the flatting experience. Carlaw Park – Stanley is open to undergraduate (second year or above), postgraduate, and PhD students.
Carlaw Park – Stanley is located next to the University’s Recreation Centre and is just a seven-minute walk to OGGB. The residence will have:
- Fully-furnished three to six bedroom flats with lounge, kitchen, and bathroom
- Study and brainstorming rooms
- Communal kitchen
- Games room
- Theatre room
- Music rooms
- Large outdoor area with BBQs, a large outdoor Jenga and chess set, and basketball net
- Laundry rooms
- Bike and scooter storage
This year Accommodation welcomed group applications so friends could apply to ensure they live together in 2023! Accommodation is excited to welcome a new cohort of residents to the Carlaw Park Student Village community in 2023. Click below to see a preview of this new property!
New food on campus!
We know how important it is to fuel your mind and body for studies, which is why we have a wide range of meals and cuisines available at our on-campus retailers.
This year, we introduced two new retailers to campus – both located in the Food Court at City Campus.
One of Auckland’s favourite vegan bakeries, Tart, opened in Semester One with great fanfare and customers loyal to their other branches heading along to get their favourite sandwiches, pastries, and sweet treats.
Later on this year, we also welcomed Nick’s Kitchen. Nick serves poke bowls, lumpia, and other Filipino cuisine including Turon, which is a traditional Filipino desert / snack.
It’s great to welcome these new retailers to campus, and if you haven’t already, be sure to check them out!
This year we also launched Thursday Treats, which highlights a special one day offer available to students at one of our retailers. And in case you missed out there, we made more ongoing promos and deals available on our website, so there’s always chance to get more bang for your buck at one of our retailers.
We hope you enjoy our new retailers to campus, and if you haven’t yet – be sure to take advantage of one of our many retail deals!
Welcome event for new international students held in the Unleash Space.
This year we launched UoA Weekly, which is a new video series created by students for students about what’s on at UoA with events, activities, updates and much more!
Hosted by UniGuides, this series of hangouts gave new and current students a chance to meet, relax and get to know each other.