Science & Medicine

Home Sector Profiles Science & Medicine
Today is both an exciting and threatening time to begin to study for a degree. By Lawrence Watt
The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art science building, incorporating leading-edge design in teaching and learning facilities, was officially opened on 27 July.

Women in science

For the third year running the MacDiarmid Institute will be hosting a free lecture in Whanganui, this time giving an insight into an industry "dominated by males".
No need to go red about turning red - Science explains
When you speak with Marina Kamel, you get a real sense of the enthusiasm she has for dentistry.

A life under water

As the senior lecturer in Marine Biology and Marine Biology programme director at Victoria University of Wellington, James Bell – marine biologist – splits his time between academic research and teaching future marine biologists.
Tegan Evans couldn’t imagine doing anything else for her career. After growing up loving all things to do with the ocean, she wasn’t too sure what to do after school, so went straight into studying science and the University of Auckland.
It was a bad case of hay fever that led Christian Robinson to a career in medicine.
Netane Takau can honestly say that nursing was not part of his future plan when he was at high school. Originally from Tonga, Netane came to New Zealand after finishing high school to visit his great grandmother and also look for a job.
Gemma Martin thinks food science deserves more credit than it gets for a career path and with the variety of work she is involved in on a day-to-day basis, there is no doubt that it is an exciting, ever-changing career.


How to become a midwife

Do you want to make a contribution to the community and start a career in midwifery? Here’s what you need to know about how to become a midwife.

Blog: Life at first