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Uni a piece of pizza thanks to alumni-backed scholarships

Thursday, 12 October 2017 1:13pm

Students who received alumni-supported scholarships reflected on their first academic year with peers and staff at a Development and Alumni Relations Office run “pizza and catch-up event” at the Dunedin campus last week. 

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Aspire programme inspirational

Thursday, 12 October 2017 3:15pm

The student volunteer-led Aspire programme helps make tertiary education accessible and fun for school pupils.

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Latest eConnect alumni newsletter out now!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 9:32am

Our latest eConnect alumni newsletter features stories on everything from faculty taking top teaching awards to how your generosity benefits students.  

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Skills from Otago aid medical alumnus

Friday, 29 September 2017 3:35pm

Otago medical school alumnus Dr Nick Woolfield says skills he gained at Otago are invaluable in his work with children with cerebral palsy in Kyrgyzstan.

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New Frances Hodgkins Fellowship book celebrates creative legacy

Thursday, 28 September 2017 5:32pm

New book, launched at Otago this week, celebrates 50 years of Frances Hodgkins Fellowship

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Alumna shares recipe for success

Friday, 22 September 2017 6:20pm

Celebrity chef and Otago alumna Nadia Lim returned to Otago last week to share insights into her career and ideas on healthy eating. 

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Documentary to bring Chills to audiences

Friday, 22 September 2017 2:09pm

The production company behind a forthcoming film about Dunedin band The Chills is seeking footage from the Dunedin Sound era.  

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Austen enlivens alumni event

Thursday, 21 September 2017 3:42pm

Excerpt's from Jane Austen's Mansfield Park were performed for alumni at this week's ABC with Otago Lecturers at UBS event. 

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Q: What's better than one law award? A: Winning Two.

Friday, 8 September 2017 2:58pm

Law alumna Helen Davidson says winning two law awards a career highlight.

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The story of English (at Otago)

Monday, 4 September 2017 4:00pm

Dr Ali Clarke delves into the fascinating history of English at Otago in her latest 150th blog.

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Otago goes to Thailand

Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:35am

Thailand New Zealand Education event provides opportunity for Otago staff to catch up with alumni

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Physiotherapy alumnus receives honorary doctorate

Monday, 28 August 2017 3:34pm

Physiotherapy alumnus Dr Stanley Paris receives honorary doctorate for exemplifying "Otago way".

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Donor-funded scholarships offer opportunities

Friday, 25 August 2017 6:47pm

2018 Donor-Funded Entrance Scholarship applications open on 1 November.

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Alumni scholarship helps research take flight

Friday, 11 August 2017 2:03pm

Psychology PhD candidate Millie Johnston will study in Germany next year after receiving an alumnus-funded scholarship.

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Alumna's Miss Cook Islands win a birthday bonus

Friday, 4 August 2017 4:33pm

Alumna Alanna Matamaru Smith was this week crowned Miss Cook Islands 2017.

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Visiting GP tours probe campus history

Friday, 28 July 2017 6:51pm

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners conference attendees, including Otago alumni, enjoyed Alumni Office campus tours in Dunedin this week.

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Harnessing big data could help health outcomes

Monday, 24 July 2017 9:37am

Professor Roger Reddel delivered the 2017 Colin Geary Professorial Lecture in Dunedin last week.

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Alumna's extraordinary life celebrated in new documentary

Friday, 21 July 2017 2:11pm

Natural history writing and illustrations career of Otago alumna Sheila Natusch celebrated in new documentary 

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Bookshop chat a cut above

Thursday, 20 July 2017 3:44pm

Dr Elaine Webster discussed elegance and the power of the suit at Dunedin's UBS Bookshop on 19 July.

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Otago's future in Pacific focus of Suva event

Monday, 17 July 2017 11:08am

Otago staff, alumni and supporters set to discuss the University's future in the region at Suva event on 20 July.