Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
Associate Professor Sharon Harvey, appeared on TVNZ’s Breakfast show recently to talk about the importance of learning languages.
The ninth annual Auckland Regional Secondary School Japanese Speech Festival was recently hosted by the School of Language and Culture at AUT.
Dr Elizabeth Turner, senior lecturer in the School of Language and Culture, was invited to present her doctoral thesis to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
Lecturers Susie Ovens and Lynette Pivac were recognised for their impressive achievements at the recent NZ Sign Language Awards ceremony.
Social change campaigner Richie Hardcorekicked off the AUT Culture and Society Career Fair by stressing the importance of resilience and learning.
New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.
A group of AUT creative writing alumni created their own indie publishing company, Cloud Ink Press, to give new authors a voice in the industry.
A new centre designed to promote Indonesia in New Zealand and strengthen relations between the two countries, has opened in Auckland. Hosted by AUT, the centre is a world first, and if successful is likely to be repeated in cities around the world.
A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
National’s election promise of $160 million dollars for language learning in schools has the potential to completely transform language learning in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
AUT Master of Creative Writing graduand Maris O’Rourke is one of 60 finalists, chosen from thousands of entries, in the international Aesthetica Creative Writing Award; a competition for emerging and established writers.
A new book co-edited by School of Language and Culture senior lecturer Dallas Nesbitt gives unprecedented insight into issues and strategies around Japanese language learning in New Zealand at tertiary level.
New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) stole the show at a recent diversity event at AUT South Campus.
NZSL interpreter, Lani Wendt-Scanlan, told the audience she was inspired to learn how to sign while caring for a young girl who was Deaf.
Hundreds of students and staff pass through the foyer of the WT building on the City Campus every day and now Safety & Security Officer PK Takaia can communicate with them all thanks to his New Zealand Sign Language classes.
Setting aside time to write every week was one of the pieces of advice from Rich Man Road author Ann Glamuzina at the second talk in AUT’s Visiting Writers series.
“Focus on perspective – find that vital thread that is going to help you tell your story.” That was one of the pieces of advice from Purgatory author Rosetta Allan in the first of the talks in AUT’s Visiting Writers Programme.
Opinion piece written by AUT Senior Lecturer in Japanese Dallas Nesbitt.
The Māori language is in a dire situation and the 2013 census saw a further drop in numbers of Māori speaking Māori. In 2015′s Māori language week, Auckland University of Technology Associate Professor Sharon Harvey takes on popular misconceptions, explains how a national languages policy would increase our awareness of languages overall, and tells us how Māori might figure in such a policy. This article was originally published for the Royal Society of New Zealand at Sciblogs.co.nz.
Auckland author Gina Cole is the first writer to share advice and insights with those aspiring to be published as part of the AUT 2017 Visiting Writers Program.
A Hawaiian Language Studies expert from the University of Hawai’i West O’ahu has given AUT University a thumbs up for its work in promoting the revitalisation of te reo Māori.
The Honourable Ralph Regenvanu, Vanuatu Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, provided some strong food for thought at a free AUT Pacific public lecture held at AUT’s South Campus in Manukau recently.
AUT is proud to be hosting the Honourable Ralph Regenvanu at a free public lecture at its South Campus in Manukau on Thursday 23 October.
A group of five AUT University PhD candidates based at AUT’s South Campus recently attended the third annual Samoa Conference.
AUT University Professor of Public Policy, Marilyn Waring, was yesterday announced the 2014 recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) Economics Award.
In the fast changing digital media landscape authentic content and narratives are vital to branding no matter who is using it.
Novelist and AUT creative writing lecturer Bianca Zander says she is “absolutely thrilled” to be awarded the 2014 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, a prestigious New Zealand literary honour.
Introducing patient navigators (who are trained medical interpreters) to New Zealand hospitals could help reduce adverse outcomes for ethnic communities according to a 2014 Fulbright Scholar from AUT University.
AUT Creative Writing tutor Siobhan Harvey has been awarded New Zealand’s premier poetry prize, the Landfall Kathleen Grattan Award for Poetry.
The award, valued at $16,000, is for her project: Nephology for Beginners which is about a child with autism spectrum, his mother and his school. She was one of 90 entries judged by poet, fiction writer and lecturer Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.
Most New Zealand internet users are accessing the internet from a hand-held mobile device at least some of the time, according to the 2013 World Internet Project New Zealand (WIPNZ) Report.
AUT University is hosting Dr Jeffrey Cole, international Internet expert and international director of the World Internet Project (WIP) at two exciting ventures this week.
Dr Cole, founder and director of the Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California Annenberg School, is the 2013 speaker at AUT’s The Project.
An initial group of six AUT staff left New Zealand for the USA last week to promote the work being done here in the International Centre for Language Revitalisation.
Facebook has captured the hearts (and time) of Kiwis while MySpace has disappeared off our radars completely.
This week AUT University academics launched the International Centre for Language Revitalisation at the United Nations, in New York City - a centre which could breathe life into many of the world’s endangered languages.
The internet is moving out from behind closed doors in homes to communal places like lounges and kitchens the latest World Internet Project figures report.
A futuristic world where people choose their appearance, a disillusioned Ponsonby housewife, and an ode to a grandmother were what caught the judges’ attention in the first AUT Creative Writing Competition.