Discover WFHSS series

Watch videos about some of the fascinating subjects you can study in the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Check out the subjects you could study in the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with our #DiscoverWFHSS series.


Creating theatre

Dr James Wenley

Dr James Wenley (School of English, Film, Theatre, Media and Communication, and Art History) takes us through the collaborative process of making theatre and the transferable skills that his students gain.

Find out more about studying Theatre.


Mindfulness outside of Buddhism

Dr Sara Rahmani

Dr Sara Rahmani (Religious Studies) explains her personal interest in Buddhism and her research into the use of mindfulness meditation in non-religious contexts. Find out more about studying Religious Studies.


Explore the world of work

Carine Stewart

Internship coordinator Carine Stewart discusses the importance of practical experience for graduates and how the Internship Course bridges the gap between university learning and workplace application.

FHSS302: Internship is one of two work-integrated learning courses offered by the Wellington Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.


Bringing language study to life

Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos

Dr Yuri Cerqueira dos Anjos (School of Languages and Cultures) shares his practical approach to French language learning and the role of culture in language study.

Find out more about studying French, one of 10 languages offered by the Faculty.


Bringing the past into the classroom

Assoc Prof Giacomo Lichtner

Associate Professor of History Giacomo Lichtner invites Holocaust survivors to his third-year history class to tell their stories. He shares with us the added value that this experience gives students and the power of first-hand accounts in the study of history.

Find out more about History.


The power of the ‘personal’ in research and teaching

Dr Emalani Case

Dr Emalani Case (School of Languages and Cultures) shares her personal approach to Pacific Studies and how this transforms both her students' perspectives and her research.

Find out more about Pacific Studies.


What is green criminology?

Dr Sarah Monod de Froideville

Green criminologist Dr Sarah Monod de Froideville from the School of Social and Cultural Studies explains green criminology and how this specific area of study can change your world view and empower you.

Find out more about studying Criminology.


Māori language and practices

Dr Mike Ross

Te Kawa a Māui's Dr Mike Ross shares his passion for teaching Māori Studies, and how the learning of one's language and customs increases wellbeing for individuals and society.

Find out more about studying Māori Studies.


Translanguaging and multilingual education

Dr Corinne Seals

How can we support language learning? Dr Corinne Seals (School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies) explains her passion for ‘translanguaging’ and how we can learn from those who speak multiple languages.

Learn more about Dr Seals’ translanguaging project.

Find out more about studying linguistics.


New film technologies

Dr Miriam Ross

Discover how new technologies have created opportunities for filmmakers with Dr Miriam Ross from our School of English, Film, Theatre, Media Studies, and Art History. A self-described 3D cinema geek, she uses virtual reality and 360-degree film technologies in her filmmaking and research.

Find out more about studying film.