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"Keeping the dread at bay": Students combat cost of living crisis with creativity

Monday 27 May 2024

As politicians gear up for the Budget Launch at the end of May, Wellington students will be launching their own socially connected creative works to combat a growing sense of hopelessness among young people.

Data shows Māori and Pacific course completion rates are on the rise

Thursday 23 May 2024

Massey has made strong progress in first-year retention rates, surpassing its target earlier than expected.

Spotlight on staff success at Auckland graduation

Thursday 23 May 2024

This week saw more than 1000 graduates crossing the stage at Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland’s Bruce Mason Centre, including 13 staff members.

Massey University celebrates global connections at the 2024 China Alumni Conference

Wednesday 22 May 2024

More than 100 Massey University alumni, esteemed guests and academic leaders attended the 2024 China Alumni Conference, held on Sunday 19 May, at the Poly Development Plaza in Guangzhou, China.

2024 China Alumni Conference
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Conversations That Count – Ngā Kōrero Whai Take is a mixed media, podcast, editorial and event series brought to you by Massey University in partnership with The Spinoff. It provides a platform for the university and community experts to share their thoughts on how to overcome some of New Zealand’s biggest challenges.

Research news

We are a research-led university with a reputation for excellence in innovation and the creation of new knowledge. Get the latest research stories.

Dr Elle Brittain and Dr Monica Koia awarded Emerging Researcher First Grants

Friday 24 May 2024

The two researchers have received grants from the Health Research Council (HRC) to support them in establishing independent health research careers.

Feast and HelloFresh seeking taste testers for new research

Thursday 23 May 2024

Fonterra Riddet Chair of Consumer and Sensory Science and School of Food and Advanced Technology Professor Joanne Hort is working with meal kit company HelloFresh to better understand New Zealanders’ flavour palate and why people are drawn to certain flavours on their plate.

Graduate research explores child digital labour on social media

Thursday 23 May 2024

Children are heavily contributing to a significant subsection of the Internet, not only as the target audience, but also as producers.

Unveiling social media drug markets in Aotearoa New Zealand

Thursday 23 May 2024

Dr Robin van der Sanden’s PhD study explored the rising use of social media and messaging apps for buying and selling drugs in New Zealand.

Student success news

Discover the inspiring success stories of our students, many of whom are balancing studying alongside other commitments.

Get your fix of what matters today from the media industry’s future players

Thursday 23 May 2024

Once a week, journalism students from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University have been broadcasting The Rundown , a live news show from the Ghuznee Street studios of Wellington Access Radio. Students spend the morning at the studio researching and creating their bulletin and then go live on air, showcasing local information and breaking news.

PhD student named Future Thinker of the Year for flood resilience research

Monday 20 May 2024

PhD student Widi Auliagisni has been bestowed with the title Future Thinker of the Year by the New Zealand Green Building Council at an event in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland earlier this month.

Eco-friendly postpartum underwear takes out Grand Ideas competition

Friday 17 May 2024

Postpartum underwear aimed at promoting healing after childbirth, whilst also being eco-friendly and comfortable, has been crowned the winner of Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University’s Grand Ideas competition .

Screen Arts student wins funding for animated series Bloke of the Apocalypse

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Bachelor of Screen Arts student Charlie Faulks will be producing a zombie apocalypse-themed YouTube series thanks to funding from NZ On Air.

Opinion and features

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Awards and appointments

Read about our latest successes and appointments.

Young Riddet Institute scientist wins international award

Thursday 23 May 2024

Riddet Institute post-doctoral researcher Dr Thomas Do is heading to Italy in September after being awarded an International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) Young Scientist Award.

Massey start-up a finalist in environmental sustainability accelerator

Thursday 23 May 2024

Captivate Technology has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2024 PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator: APAC Sustainability Edition.

Lush Prize awarded to School of Veterinary Science for innovative training technique

Thursday 23 May 2024

The School of Veterinary Science has been awarded the Training Prize in the 2024 Lush Prize awards , announced in London this week.

Massey Professor receives Honorary Doctorate and delivers commencement address

Monday 20 May 2024

School of People, Environment and Planning Professor Bruce Glavovic has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory by the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA) in the USA.

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"Keeping the dread at bay": Students combat cost of living crisis with creativity

Monday 27 May 2024

As politicians gear up for the Budget Launch at the end of May, Wellington students will be launching their own socially connected creative works to combat a growing sense of hopelessness among young people.

Dr Elle Brittain and Dr Monica Koia awarded Emerging Researcher First Grants

Friday 24 May 2024

The two researchers have received grants from the Health Research Council (HRC) to support them in establishing independent health research careers.

Feast and HelloFresh seeking taste testers for new research

Thursday 23 May 2024

Fonterra Riddet Chair of Consumer and Sensory Science and School of Food and Advanced Technology Professor Joanne Hort is working with meal kit company HelloFresh to better understand New Zealanders’ flavour palate and why people are drawn to certain flavours on their plate.

Young Riddet Institute scientist wins international award

Thursday 23 May 2024

Riddet Institute post-doctoral researcher Dr Thomas Do is heading to Italy in September after being awarded an International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) Young Scientist Award.

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