Winter Week on Campus 2019

Immerse yourself in a week of intellectual stimulation and social enjoyment designed to expand your mind.

Register

Winter Week on Campus is an annual week-long event which opens a fascinating window into some of the world-class research carried out at New Zealand’s leading university.

Morning and afternoon sessions feature lectures by distinguished University of Auckland faculty members, chosen for both their subject expertise and their passion for teaching adult students. You’ll join a group of enthusiastic individuals who not only have a love of learning but also enjoy the opportunity to debate current issues and meet new people.

Enrolment options

Enrolment in a week pass ($95.00) entitles you to attend all three lectures each day Monday – Friday (15 lectures in total). Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided during the morning break each day.

Single-day pass enrolment ($35.00) entitles you to attend all three lectures on a single day.

Mix-and-match enrolment ($40.00) entitles you to attend any three lectures across the week.

Registration closes Friday 5 July

Details

  • Monday 8 – Friday 12 July, 10am – 2:30pm
  • $95.00 incl. GST (week pass)
  • $40.00 incl. GST (mix-and-match x3)
  • $35.00 incl. GST (day pass)
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus

Lecture 1

10:00 – 11:00am
Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara
Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 2

11:30am – 12:30pm
Dr Milind Mandlik
Faculty of Business and Economics – Graduate School of Management

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 3

1:30 – 2:30pm
Associate Professor Karen Fernandez
Faculty of Business and Economics – Marketing

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 4

10:00 – 11:00am
Dr Jennifer Hellum
Faculty of Arts- Classics and Ancient History

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 5

11:30am – 12:30pm
Professor Simon Thrush
Faculty of Science – Marine Science

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 6

1:30 – 2:30pm
Dr Alys Clark
Auckland Bioegineering Institute

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 7

10:00 – 11:00am
Associate Professor Kim Dirk
Faculty of Medical and Health Science – Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 8

11:30am – 12:30pm
Dr Jennifer Salmond
Faculty of Science – Environment

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 9

1:30 – 2:30pm
Dr Malvindar Sing-Bains
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences – Medical Science

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

The placenta: mastermind of pregnancy

10:00 – 11:00am
Dr Jo James
Auckland Bioegineering Institute

During your 9 months in utero your placenta acted as your life support system by modifying your mum’s body to support and nourish you. Yet, most of us have never given our placenta a second thought! This amazing multifunctional fetal organ acts like a gut that absorbs nutrients, a lung that takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide, and an endocrine organ that changes mum’s hormonal profile to allow her whole physiology to adapt to make new life possible. However, in 1 in 10 pregnancies, the placenta doesn’t do its job as well as it should do, meaning that the mother does not adapt well and the baby does not grow adequately. This talk will explain how the placenta works, why we think that it fails so often, and what we are doing to help find ways to diagnose and treat at-risk babies in utero.

Lecture 11

11:30am – 12:30pm
Dr Margaret Stanley
Faculty of Science- Biological Sciences

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 12

1:30 – 2:30pm
Professional Teaching Fellow Godfrey De Grut
Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries – Music

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 13

10:00 – 11:00am
Research Fellow Joshua Emmitt
Faculty of Arts- Anthropology

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 14

11:30 – 12:30pm
Professor Shanthi Ameratunga
Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences – Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

Lecture 15

1:30 – 2:30pm
Olaf Diegel
Faculty of Engineering – Mechanical Egineering

Session content is currently being finalised. Check back soon.

The University of Auckland City Campus

All lectures will be held at the City Campus in the University of Auckland’s General Library lecture theatres.

Comments from past participants

Winter Week is an experience not to be missed. New ways of thinking, new ideas being kept up to date with new research is enlightening and rejuvenating. Totally recommended.

Winter Week is a good breath of fresh air – excellent lectures, good company, lively discussions. Winter Week gives one the opportunity to learn about subjects one has never previously explored.

The Winter Week on Campus is a great way to spend a week for young or older participants. There are interesting people you meet in and out of the lectures. High quality of lectures, the majority of whom had excellent presentation skills.

Winter Week is something to look forward to each year where we not only learn but also appreciate the courses and enjoy each others company and the unique University atmosphere and grounds.