Campus Communications

A trial information screen in the Pyramid was installed in June with a feed of events and information contributed by staff and students through Twitter using #pyramidscreen.

Co-Lab is a Go-Lab! – Phase 2

Co-Lab host, Tim Kendrew, started in May and has been busy meeting, greeting and redirecting staff and students and helping with developing and maintaining the Co-Lab space. Several student and staff projects are coming through the Co-Lab system and are at varying stages of development.

Contestable Fund

We received 21 Contestable Fund applications from staff and students across the campus for everything from performance nights to Pasifika student resource-building and 10 projects were given a combined $29,900 in funding.


The Create1World Conference successfully bought over 200 high school students and their teachers to Massey to engage their creative activism talents with industry leaders including a visit from Mayor Celia-Wade Brown.

Interdisciplinary Studies Feasibility Study

Katherine Haddock is doing background research into contemporary interdisciplinary pedagogies and practices to make recommendations for Massey’s wider interdisciplinary studies strategy.

Pyramid Showcase – Phase 2

A permanent display for static, curated exhibitions was launched in July with the Indian Fashion Showcase project forming the first exhibition.

Student Survey

We successfully organized a session with Malcom Rees from the Student Engagement and Evaluation Unit attended by 23 staff and students from across all the colleges and various departments to look at developing a set of questions in the next survey to evaluate the success of Pukeahu ki Tua. We are now examining the types of data collected by the Student Experience Survey to see how services and staff on campus might adapt their practice to produce better outcomes for students.

Sustainability Events

Students studying Creative Ecologies (197.270) held two events on the Wellington campus in May: Take Two and Occupy and Unify. Both groups also met with Director of Sustainability Allanah Ryan to give her some feedback from their sustainability research on campus.

The Take Two team collected an hours’ worth of disposed coffee cups from the Pyramid, surveyed students about their thoughts on sustainability and gave away plants in pots made from waste in the campus recycling bins to raise awareness of the waste we create on campus and look at ways to reduce it. They also made all their event promotional material and display stands from recycled materials found on campus.

Occupy and Unify took over the new MAWSA/Co-Lab space and held workshops on upcycling clothing, making eco-friendly cleaners and hosted a keynote speaker Gareth Hughes. They finished their event with a documentary screening and dinner for students and staff.


Co-Lab space established - phase 1

We started creating a collaborative, accessible, cross-college space for Student Life staff to work in. Phase 2 has already started and will be completed in 2016.

Evaluation of student services

A student wellbeing PhD project is exploring how data in the university can improve student services.

Feedback sought

A campus-wide staff and student feedback process titled 'Fly us your ideas' was launched with participants writing their feedback onto paper planes and flying them into nets around the campus.

Project manager hired

A part-time project manager role was created in March; and was expanded to full-time in November.

Project themes created

We established core themes based on Massey’s seven big goals, an external report on Massey University and the campus feedback. Our core themes have become a 'filter' for establishing the viability of our project shortlist.

Pyramid makeover - phase 1

We converted unused campus space into an exhibition and events hub. Phase 2 starts of the makeover project will start in December and will be completed in 2016.

Research undertaken

We extensively researched to find out what existing initiatives and projects were already underway on the Wellington campus.

Scholarships created

Three summer school scholarships have been set up for FabLab students to develop an innovative 'way finding' solution for staff, students and visitors navigating across campus spaces.

Setup of intranet site and blog

You can find the latest Think Differently Wellington project news on our Sharepoint site, and blog.

Pyramid space

Refurbished Pyramid space

In 2015 the Pyramid space was refurbished allowing for events like this Health Promotion Expo hosted by College of Health 2nd Year nursing students

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