Student profiles

Meet our current research students and find out what study in the School of Social and Cultural Studies is like.

At the School of Social and Cultural Studies we aim to provide a stimulating environment for intellectual and social interaction between Honours, MA and PhD students.

Criminology

Get to know our Criminology students and gain an insight into their research.

Cultural Anthropology

Get to know our Cultural Anthropology students and gain an insight into their research.

Religious Studies

Get to know our Religious Studies students and gain an insight into their research.

Social Policy

Get to know our Social Policy students and gain an insight into their research.

Sociology

Get to know our Sociology students and gain an insight into their research.

Message from your Postgraduate Student Representative

Kia Ora Koutou!

My name is Zoe and I was appointed postgraduate representative for SACS earlier this year. I am also in my final six months of my PhD in Cultural Anthropology exploring extreme preterm birth in Aotearoa. I have really enjoyed stepping into this role so far, and I hope to continue lifting the postgrad voice within our school.

You’re welcome to come and speak to me about any issues you have. I am also able to represent issues to the school, take matters to the SACS school meetings, and just do what I can to help. My office is on the 9th floor of Murphy building (MY909). I am also be happy to come down to 14KP if any of our RELI colleges would prefer to meet there.

You’re also welcome to join the school postgrad Facebook group if you would like to. We post updates and information and have discussions on the page. For those who are not on Facebook, don’t worry, anything essential will be sent via email to the whole school. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1669705039707186/

Ngā mihi,

Zoe Poppelwell

zoe.poppelwell@vuw.ac.nz - MY909 – ext. 6417