2020 News

  • Woman with blonde hair and white gloves with bacchus fragment and other ancient artefacts

    Both sides of the coin at University Classics Museum

    Antiquities from the Classics Museum at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are now available online for students, scholars, and enthusiasts of Classical Greek and Roman culture worldwide.

  • Netballer awarded trifecta of top University sports awards

    Bachelor of Arts student Tiana Metuarau has won three of the highest sports accolades at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, taking out Sportsperson of the Year, Pasifika Sportsperson of the Year, and Sportswoman of the Year.

  • woman with black hair against green leafy background

    The danger of losing Māori representation

    If the current rate of Māori transferring to the general roll continues, by 2024 there will be fewer Māori on the Māori electoral roll than on the general roll, according to research by Associate Professor Maria Bargh.

  • four people in colourful outfits dressed like farmer and flowers

    Making theatre that sparkles

    Co-creators Dr Lori Leigh (School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History) and George Fowler (aka Hugo Grrrl) assure their audience they will leave their "disgustingly cute" kids’ drag show The Glitter Garden with warm fuzzies.

  • Podcast: Election 2020—Key social media trends

    With New Zealand’s general election heating up, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Wellington Faculties of Humanities and Social Science and Education Professor Jennifer Windsor sits down with Dr Mona Krewel and Professor Jack Vowles, from the University’s globally ranked Political Science and International Relations programme, to talk about their research project analysing data from hundreds of social media posts by political parties and top election candidates.

  • Sekhar Bandyopadhyay appointed Emeritus Professor

    Congratulations to Professor Sekhar Bandyopadhyay who has been awarded the status of Emeritus Professor in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations.