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Course advice for first-year Sciences students

Nau mai, haere ki Te Roha a Ahikaroa – welcome to the Division of Sciences

  • Are you taking a BSc, BAppSc, or a BASc?
  • Are you sure you have chosen the right papers?
  • Are you taking the right papers for your degree?
  • Are you taking too many or not enough papers?
  • Are there other options available that might suit you better?

A team of Sciences course advisors will be available on the ground floor of the William James Building, to help answer your questions about your chosen qualification.

Expert academic advisors will also be available in their home departments for more detailed content and future direction information. See below for details of their hours.

Department Contact Availability
Chemistry Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 10am – 12 noon and 2 – 3pm
Computational Modelling Wednesday 22, 10am – 12 noon and 2.30 – 4.30pm
Computer Science Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 9am – 4pm, Ground floor William James Building
Diploma for Graduates Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 9am – 4pm, Ground floor William James Building
Electronics Colin Fox Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 9am – 2.30pm, Room 523 Science 111 Building
Energy Management Michael Jack Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 2.30 – 4.30pm, Room 413 Science 111 Building
Food Science Phil Bremer/Associate Professor John Birch Monday 20 – Wednesday 22, 2 – 3pm (Professor Phil Bremer), G13 Gregory Building
Thursday 23 – Friday 24, 3 – 4pm (Associate Professor John Birch), G09 Gregory Building
Other times by appointment john.birch@otago.ac.nz or phil.bremer@otago.ac.nz
Geology Monday 20 – Friday 25, 12 noon – 2pm
Human Nutrition Prof Murray Skeaff Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22, 9am – 1pm. After 1pm on (03) 479 7688
Mathematics and Statistics Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 10am – 12 noon and 2.30 – 4.30pm
Ask for Marguerite Hunter (x7899) or Leanne Kirk (x7759) at the front desk and they will direct you to a relevant staff member.
Oceanography, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Marine Science Abby Smith Monday 20 – Wednesday 22, 9 – 10am and 4 – 5pm, Department of Marine Science 310 Castle Street, Room 103
Other times by appointment – abby.smith@otago.ac.nz
Physical Education Margie Lazar Thursday 23 – New Students
Surnames beginning A – H, 12 – 2pm
Surnames I – P, 2 – 4pm
Surnames Q – Z, 4 – 5pm
Rooms G11/G12 Main PE Building 55 Union Street West.
Returning Students – contact Margie Lazar for an appointment
Physics Niels Kjaergaard Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, 9am – 5pm, Room 417 Science 111 Building
Surveying Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23, – 9am – 4pm
Zoology Associate Professor Bruce Robertson Wednesday 22 – Thursday 23, 10am – 12 noon, 2 – 4pm
Room P102 Zoology’s Parker Building which is accessed from Level 1 of Zoology’s Benham Building

For all other Science Departments, please contact them for availability.

Course advice is available throughout the year – see the Course advice website or come and visit the Division of Sciences, Divisional Office team in The Union Court Building.

Date Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Time 9:00am - 4:30pm
Audience Undergraduate Only
Event Category Academic Dates
Event Type Academic
CampusDunedin
LocationGround floor, William James Building or as noted above

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