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Division of External Engagement



The External Engagement Division is responsible for raising the profile of the University and attracting high quality domestic and international students to study at Otago. The Division embraces a global outlook and leads and promotes activities to increase engagement, both nationally and internationally, and seeks to build lasting relationships with key stakeholders.

Alumni & Friends

The Office of Alumni & Friends has responsibility for the University’s fundraising programmes and alumni relations.

Auckland Manager

The Auckland Manager develops professional relationships with key industry and international education stakeholders, and alumni, within the Auckland commercial and research sectors.


The Communications Office provides media advisory services for divisions, schools and departments as well as acting as the first contact for external media, providing press releases and up to date contacts.


The International Office is responsible for the recruitment, admission and pastoral care of all international students; and administers the Otago Global Student Exchange Programme.


The Marketing Office is the University’s brand guardian and is responsible for developing the University's advertising strategy as well as providing an in-house graphic design service.

Schools Liaison

The Office of Schools Liaison coordinates the visits of the University's liaison officers to all secondary schools in New Zealand.

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

The Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships office manages the University’s scholarships for all those beginning studying at undergraduate, first-year level.

Web Services

The Office of Web Services manages the University's Web Office and web environment and is accountable for the strategic overview of its web activities.

For further information

Tel 64 3 479 8345