My older daughter is in the process of applying to universities for her college education which commences next year. Auckland University is the most logical choice we think, as her parents, but she doesn't like the idea of studying in a school environment located right smack in the middle of the city. Today we had to send in some documents in conjunction with her application. Because it's the last day of submission we went there to bring the documents ourselves. It was a good chance for us to investigate the school location. We thought it was quite nice and pretty but I also do think that it's being in the center of the city, with buses and cars passing by the school buildings, is not a very conducive environment for studying. That's the reason why her first choice is Otago University, although Otago is ranked lower than AU. As to whether she will eventually go to either one of these universities still remains to be seen, by early next year. Meanwhile, here are some photos I took at the AU campus in town!
Detail of the ceiling of the Clock Tower in AU.
The Clock Tower of AU from across the street. It's funny because it was so well-covered by trees, we had to ask a student where it was since the Student Information Centre is located there. He showed us the entrance and it was just a few steps from where we were. :-)
Apparently this is a lecture theatre and passers-by like us can see the students sitting inside attending the lecture. This is still part of the Clock Tower building.
The Student Centre where the AU students can have their meals, hang around with friends, buy books from the school bookstore and use the Computer Quiet Centre. It was a cloudy-drizzly day and the lighting was very poor.
This one was taken at Albert Park which is located just opposite of AU, across Princes St.