University holds free counselling today
The Borneo Post - Thursday, 20 March, 2003

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GIVING INFORMATION... Kingsbury (right) attending to students at one of the recent free counselling sessions.

KUCHING: Students intending to pursue their studies at the University of Waikato are welcome to attend a free counselling cum interview session at the New Zealand Centre here between 2pm and 5pm today.

In the city to conduct the session is a representative of the University, Vivienne Kingsbury. Parents are invited to meet the University's officials at Ground Floor, Lot 2067, Jalan Utama in Pending.

According to Kingsbury, University of Waikato of New Zealand (UWNZ), has been dubbed `New Zealand's University for the 21st Century' and it offers high quality education to students worldwide.

Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes place emphasis on interdisciplinary programmes and specialised research.

Besides, it provides a flexible structure to enable students to combine major and supporting

subjects according to their individual interests and abilities while ensuring that their programmes are coherent and provide a sound basis for employment of further study.

"With 16 undergraduate degrees, 70 majors and programmes and more than 3,000 papers, the UWNZ gives a wide range of special study choices," she said, adding that many of the degree courses offered reallife work experience, underpinned by a strong theoretical base.

UWNZ, with a staff of 1,600, occupies a 68-hectare park-life campus approximately 3 km from the Central Business District of Hamilton City, which is about 1.5 km drive south of Auckland.

Hamilton, on the north island of New Zealand, boasts scenic views, numerous parks, restaurants, cafe, shopping malls and idyllic river walks, Kingsbury adds.

Students are encouraged to bring along their certificates or results for assessment by the officials.

Further details are obtainable from Lenny, Chai or Tim at 082-483888 or from the University's website at or email