There’s been a bit in the media lately about the relative merits (or otherwise) of social enterprise. To some, social enterprise is the panacea for an under-funded community sector; a way to decrease community organisations’ dependence on donations and government funding. To others, social enterprise is merely green-wash; a way for businesses to profit from […]

Thanks to Barbara Lemon for this guest blog. Engineers and architects have a special responsibility to build sustainability into their projects. So say three graduates with the Beca Group in Wellington, who gave a special presentation for students at Victoria. Nina Ives, Ellie Craft and Michael Green gave us some great examples of sustainable building […]

Last month, at our Careers in Focus session we tried out the GoSoapbox app, where we wanted to hear direct from students the top questions to ask a panel of five really interesting Humanities and Social Sciences graduates. How GoSoapbox works is, instead of putting up your hand and asking a question, which not everyone […]

Have you ever been to a party and someone asks ‘What do you do’?  In New Zealand, it is usually the next thing someone asks after you have introduced yourself! How do you feel you handle this question?  Do you feel you have your elevator pitch primed and ready to go? An article by Amanda […]

South Korea and Samsung, one of the country’s industrial giants, achieved a world-first in the development of militarized robots, and another when South Korea used this technology to protect its borders with North Korea. South Korea have this week achieved yet another world first in relation to robotic technology in courageously announcing their intention to […]

Some days in the office, I have up to three coffees before lunch time. To me, this is an improvement on the habit I picked up during my first year of university when I couldn’t even bear to walk into my 9am lecture without a 500ml can of V in my hand. It didn’t help […]

Like most of my friends I’ve been glued to my screen for the past few months reading the latest news in our seemingly fast deteriorating world. I know it’s not good for me to dine on disaster but it’s just so darn engaging (damn you Trump!). As an antidote to apocalyptic headlines I came across […]