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Summer is here!

After yonks of online learning, Semester 2 is over! No more awkward zoom calls or online lectures that suddenly become twice as long when you reach the lecturer’s favourite topic. Well, maybe we’ll be...

Advice from the Civil cohort 0

Advice from the Civil cohort

Semester 2 is coming to a sudden end; these last few days seem to have disappeared faster than a bag of flour in the supermarket.  For this post on the Civil blog, I thought I’d...

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But what is civil engineering?

Everyone’s heard of civil engineering: its a career that often becomes the butt of jokes like this one: But what exactly is civil engineering? And surely it doesn’t involve any writing… right? (wrong!) So...

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Here we are again…

Well, here we are again – another lockdown, another round of online learning.   But before I launch into stories about silent zoom sessions and lectures that are suddenly 1.5 times as long, I...

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Sem 1 – Part II

This post follows on from the last – a retrospective look at the rest of Semester 1.   Life as a student gives you a lot of freedom, but sometimes it can swallow up...

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A Civil beginning

Welcome to Auckland. We’re going into lockdown.   That was the start of my first semester as a Civil engineering student. Two weeks of online learning. As the late-summer rains pattered against the windows...

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