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Benefits & services

The University of Otago offers a number of benefits and services for alumni.

GoinGlobal: Career development for alumni

The University of Otago brings its Going Global subscription to Otago alumni, students and staff with 80,000 pages of career and employment information.

Both the Going Global Country Career Guides and the USA & Canadian City Career Guides provide professional advice on such topics as: the current employment outlook, hiring trends, job search resources, executive recruiters, staffing agencies, work permit regulations, salary ranges, resume/CV writing guidelines, professional and social networking groups, trade associations, interview and cultural advice. Please note access to GoinGlobal is a two-step process, log in to Your Otago Link and then create a personal GoinGlobal account.

Benefit and services: goinglobal.

Alumni Perks

Benefits and services: ISB.

Library Membership

Alumni can obtain a Graduate's Library Card, which allows access to University of Otago Libraries for reading, writing, and research. Visit the alumni library page to find out what resources and services are available for alumni.

Benefit and services: r1 card.

OUSA Radio One Card

As Otago alumni, you are entitled to a free Radio One 91FM Onecard. This subscription card entitles the bearer to discounts on products and services in and around Dunedin. Email us at to receive yours.

Benefit and services: career.

Kick Start or Fast Track Your Career

Whether you are currently searching for a position, considering a career change, or are seeking fresh talent for your business, Otago’s Career Development Centre can help.

Benefit and services: Otago University Press

Otago University Press

Otago University Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books about New Zealand and Pacific. Exclusive offer to Otago alumni: 10% off the RRP of any book published by Otago University Press when ordered from OUP’s website. Please write ‘Otago alumni offer’ in the instructions box at checkout.

Benefit and services: IT.

IT Training Courses

Short courses on campus are now available to alumni. Some are free of charge, and all others receive a special alumni discount of 15%.

Benefit and services: UBS.

University Book Store Otago

Miss your old staff or student discount? UBS (Otago) is very pleased to offer their special Alumni discount. Either shop online using the code Alumni1869, or in-store by showing your free Radio One 91FM Onecard or Alumni Library card. You’ll get 10% discount off all full priced items.

Alumni Communication


University of Otago Magazine

The University of Otago Magazine keeps you up to date with the developments around the University. It is free for all alumni. To subscribe, update your delivery address, or to cancel, please email
View previous issues of Otago Magazine.


eConnect E-Newsletter

Stay up to date with the latest alumni news, events, profiles and competitions, all delivered to your email inbox. Sign up by emailing
View previous issues of eConnect.

benefit and services: contact Alumni.

Contact Alumni

Get in touch with lost friends, flatmates and colleagues from your student days. Find out how!

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Social Media

Connect with alumni via social media.

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Class Reunions

Class reunions are a wonderful way for you to reconnect with old friends. They are also a time for nostalgia, and for making new memories along the way. If you’re thinking of organising a class reunion, we can help you – and while the reunion itself is organised by you and your committee, we offer a free service to help you where we can. If you’d like to organise a reunion, we look forward to you contacting us to learn more. Phone 64 3 479 8487 or email

Visiting Dunedin?

Enjoy our alumni discount on airport transfers and accommodation.

Benefits and services: OUSA shuttle.

OUSA Shuttle Service

The airport shuttle service that has been available to students is now available to alumni attending Otago reunions. These shuttles are available at just $15. See and contact us if you would like to use this service when you attend your next reunion in Dunedin.

Benefits and services: Executive residence.

Executive Residence

Stay in the heart of campus at the University’s Executive Residence, at the exclusive alumni rate of $149 per night. Phone 0800 685 685 or visit the University's Executive Residence Website.