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Refugees, conservation and science
Andrea Dekrout's an Environment Officer for the United Nations' High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN agency tasked with ensuring respect for the rights of people fleeing war and persecution and finding lasting solutions to their plight.

Distinguished Alumni nominations open for 2016
University of Waikato students, alumni, staff (current and former) and members of the community are encouraged to nominate high-achieving Waikato graduates for a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Back home and raring to go
Waikato law alumnus Ashiq Hamid, back from studying in New York, has picked up a New Zealand Law Foundation Award.

Alumni survey 2015
The University of Waikato has more than 90,000 alumni around the world - and we'd like to know you all better. Take the 2015 Alumni Survey to have your say in future alumni activities.

Bestselling author honed her skills at Waikato
Waikato alumna and bestselling author Deborah Challinor has just finished a nationwide book tour in support of her new novel - A Tattooed Heart; the fourth in the Convict Girls series and her 16th published novel so far.

PR maven in the making
Regular trips to Melbourne. Money-can't-buy experiences. Holding the Melbourne Cup trophy. Sampling celebrity chef food. These are just some of the perks of Courtney Stayte's job.

An interesting mix
Joanna Bishop has done it all. A single mother before starting university, Joanna has been a gardener at Hamilton Zoo, a mortuary technician at Waikato Hospital and a wellness professional at a health retreat. Now, she has her sights on working as an ethnobotanist in Vietnam.

The making of Penny Black
She's been a stunt double and a director's assistant in Hollywood and now University of Waikato PhD student Fiona Jackson is launching her own full-length feature.

Join us at an alumni event in Beijing
Waikato alumni are invited to join Minister for Tertiary Skills and Employment Hon Steven Joyce, Universities New Zealand and representatives from the University of Waikato at an event in Beijing, October 22.

Celebrated Māori singer to receive prestigious University of Waikato award
The Kiwi who shot to fame singing the national anthem in te reo Māori at a 1999 Rugby World Cup game in Twickenham will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Waikato this month.

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