2016 News

  • Student Victoria Munn stands smiling in front of trees.

    BA student wins prestigious Guggenheim internship

    Victoria Munn, a graduating Bachelor of Arts student with majors in Art History and Political Science, is off to Venice in the new year to intern at the world-famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum.

  • Dr Claudia Bernardi, Dr Barbara Pezzotti, author and judge Giancarlo De Cataldo, and Dr Alfio Leotta sit at a table and address the audience.

    Esteemed Italian author visits Victoria roundtable

    On Tuesday 29 November, staff of the Schools of Languages and Cultures (SLC) and English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies (SEFTMS) hosted a roundtable discussion with Judge Giancarlo de Cataldo, author of Romanzo criminale.

  • The banner of the Victoria International Leadership Awards 2016 against the backdrop of a beautiful stained-glass window.

    SLC students awarded leadership honours

    On Tuesday 13 December, students of the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) were celebrated at the Victoria International Leadership Programme (VILP) awards ceremony.

  • Dr Emerald King dressed as Nōhime, and her partner I-Artemis-I as Oda Nobunaga, two important historical Japanese figures in the 1500s.

    Dr King crowned cosplay champion

    Dr Emerald King’s commitment to immersing herself in her research has paid off with a win in an international cosplay competition.

  • The winners of the Moving Words 2016 competition: Alva Feldmeier, Max Hall and Danielle Cooper.

    One Planet, One Humanity: Moving Words 2016

    On Tuesday 6 December, the 3rd annual translation competition for NZ secondary schools awards' ceremony was held in the Hunter Council Chamber as part of a “Celebration of Creative Translation,” co-hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, Wai-te-ata Press, and the School of Languages and Cultures.

  • Blackboard that reads learning, schooling.

    Jobs with SLC

    The School of Languages and Cultures are looking for talented, dedicated people to join the team and fulfil the following roles in 2017: Japanese teaching fellow, Chinese teaching fellow, Language tutors (various).

  • A man and woman dress in samurai outfits for a cosplay competition at the Japan Festival.

    Fun at the Japan Festival

    The Embassy of Japan, in collaboration with Wellington City Council and Asia New Zealand Foundation, recently held its biennial Japan Festival in Wellington.

  • An Asian temple set into the green hillside.

    Scholarship success for SLC students

    The latest recipients of the Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) have just been announced and the School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) is celebrating the success of its students.

  • Staff and students of Victoria's German programme are joined by delegates from the Swiss Embassy to present students with awards.

    German students honoured by Embassy of Switzerland

    On Monday 28 November, the staff of the School of Languages and Cultures’ German programme were joined by a delegate from the Embassy of Switzerland to honour students who took part in this year’s Student Ambassador’s Programme.