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Otago Students' Geological Society (OSGS)

The Otago Geological Students Society is a University club that aims to introduce and educate people in geology in a fun and interactive way. The club has many different trips throughout the year ranging from beach trips to skiing trips, all of which include both geology and non-geology students. If you have any questions or would like to join the club please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Contact OSGS

school-visitSchool or community group visits to the Geology Department

OSGS organises visits to the Geology Department for School or community groups. Do you have a school or community group that want to learn about local Dunedin geology? Or maybe you just want to have a look around the Geology Musuem and other facilities?

OSGS trips and activities

On the surface trace of the Greendale Fault during the OSGS West Coast trip, which ruptured in the M7.1 Darfield earthquake in 2010
On the surface trace of the Greendale Fault during the OSGS West Coast trip, which ruptured in the M7.1 Darfield earthquake in 2010

The meeting of two tectonic plates at the exposure of the Alpine Fault, Gaunt Creek on the OSGS West Coast trip
The meeting of two tectonic plates at the exposure of the Alpine Fault, Gaunt Creek on the OSGS West Coast trip

At the Geography, Anthropology and Geology Ball
At the Geography, Anthropology and Geology Ball

Meet the OSGS team

President: Kat Sauer (Jack Williams acting until June 2016)

My presidential duties include liaising with the Otago University Students Association, organizing committee meetings, and overseeing and assisting in the organization of club events, activities, and finances.

Treasurer: Alastair King

I am an honours student studying gold mineralization in Otago. My role is to deal with the money for the club so we can put on exciting trips and activities.

Secretary: Rosie Cole

I'm a 1st year volcanology PhD student. I am the society secretary and here to help out with all society needs.

Trip secretary: Chris Tulley

My role is to organise trips to showcase the awesome geology that New Zealand has to offer. Trips are aimed at all levels of geology interest from those who don't know their igneous rocks from their sedimentary rocks to post graduate students. Past ones have included trips to the Catlins, Aoraki/Mt Cook and curling and luging in Naseby!!

Social Rep: Harriet Love & Carrie Jewiss

We are the new social reps for the OSGS, organising the social events such as movie nights, fluid flows, and hopefully some more to come!

Post Grad Liaison: Arran Murch

I’m a 2nd year PhD student. My role is to spread information about the OSGS and our events, outreach, and other opportunities to the postgraduate community.

Undergrad Liaison: Daniel Pickering

My role on the OSGS committee as the undergraduate representative is to incorporate, represent and give voice to ideas and suggestions that members who are an undergraduate have. Secondly I aim to keep undergraduates informed and up to date with our upcoming events.

Outreach: Tom Dwight and Rachael Baxter

Together we run the Outreach program that aims to connect the joys of geology to the public, organising visits to the geology department, as well as traveling to schools to aid them with geological projects.