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Despite learning and teaching moving online for the start of Semester One, we were excited to welcome you back to campus for the rest of the year. What a busy year it has been!

Social Media Trends 2022

This year our Social Media Ambassadors and Student Content Creators worked hard to showcase what’s on at the University via Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok. They’ve put their creative hats on, grabbed their cameras and taken us along for Accommodation hall tours, food on campus reviews, sporting events, and much more!

Watch a few highlights below. 

Your favourite streams this year

We asked what your favourite TV shows and movies were this year! Here are some of your favourites in no particular order:


  • Stranger Things
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Sandman
  • Bridgerton
  • Top Gun
  • Money Heist
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Friends
  • The Crown
  • The Jeffrey Dahmer Files
  • The Batman
  • House of the Dragon
  • The Witcher
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Interstellar
  • Peaky Blinders
  • Lucifer
  • Vikings 
  • Decision to Leave

95bFM Top Songs of 2022

1. M.O.J – Eden Burns & Christopher Tubbs

2. Business Man – F.A.I.R.Y

3. Heck – Byllie-jean

4. Slow Motion – Belladonna

5. Lawn – Aldous Harding

6. urban getaway [Elemeno P Cover] – elemeno papaioea

7. Bismillah – Scalper

8. Jeez Louise – BUB

9. Everything Is Going To Be Alright – Princess Chelsea

10. The Siren’s Song – Eden Burns & Christopher Tubbs

M.O.J – Eden Burns & Christopher Tubbs

Business Man – F.A.I.R.Y

Heck – Byllie-jean

Slow Motion – Belladonna

UBIQ Top Books

Here are some of UBIQ’s most popular books this year. Quite an interesting mix! Have a look and see which ones you might like…


  1. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  2. Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr 
  3. The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

  1. A Touch of Darkness by Scarlett St Clair 
  2. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
  3. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik


  1. Te Pakanga A Ngati Ranaki Me Te Ranga-Tupua by Jason Aaron, Brian Bendia and Ed Brubaker
  2. Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History by Atholl Anderson, Judith Binney and Aroha Harris
  3. Living by the Moon: Te Maramataka O Te Whanau a Apanui by Wiremu Tawhai

Graphic Novels / Manga

  1. Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe
  2. Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  3. Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba

Culture and Society

  1. Women Don’t Owe You Pretty by Florence Given
  2. She Is Not Your Rehab by Matt Brown and Sarah Brown
  3. The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber

New Zealand

  1. Kurangaituku by Whiti Hereaka
  2. Greta & Valdin by Rebecca Reilly
  3. Out Here: An Anthology Of Takatapui And Lgbtqia+ Writers From Aotearoa by Emma Barnes and Chris Tse (editors)

This or That

Here’s a little throwback to the “This or that” themed stories we had! The results are pretty interesting – have a look!

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