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Flatting gives “real Otago experience”

18 February 2018

Otago’s Residential Colleges and flats around the city are once again filling with students, ahead of Orientation next week, and the beginning of the academic year on Monday 26 February.

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Respect and tolerance focus of leadership school in Malaysia

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Robbie Francis has dedicated her studies and spare time to championing respect, tolerance and diversity, so being selected for the Association of Commonwealth Universities Residential Leadership School was a “reaffirming” experience for her.

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Comp Girls Otago leader wins GCSB scholarship

Monday, 5 February 2018

Procrastinating during exam season turned out to be quite lucrative for Kiri Lenagh-Glue, who admits that although it’s “a little bit embarrassing” to admit she was putting off study by searching through the Otago scholarships database, it definitely all worked out.

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Volunteering earns rewards for staff member

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Volunteering with the United Way New Zealand’s Reading Oasis pilot programme at Carisbrook School in Dunedin has earned University Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator Sze-En Watts the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award from the United Way NZ.


Otago debating successes attract VC grant

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Otago University Debating Society (OUDS) has travel on its collective mind after receiving a generous grant from the Vice Chancellor's Discretionary Fund.


Meet Otago's 2017 Rhodes Scholar, Jean Balchin

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The best way to end a year of career highlights is to win one of the most prestigious scholarships in the academic world, and 2017 Oxford Rhodes Scholar Jean Balchin says she can’t wait to get started.


Wave of success for Otago Pacific interns

Monday, 27 November 2017

Otago students are riding a wave of success after filling half of the places offered by several government departments backing a 2017 summer internships programme.


Otago pair become UNESCO youth reps

Monday, 13 November 2017

The activities of the United Nations can seem distant to us, but two Otago students selected for the NZ National Commission for UNESCO Youth Reference Group (YRG) know it offers plenty of positive ‘on the ground’ opportunities.


Students who entertain at Ross Home are Good Sorts

Friday, 10 November 2017

Aquinas College students were in the middle of exams last week- but that didn’t stop a large group heading to Ross Home to entertain the residents, accompanied by OneNews’ Good Sorts programme.


Resident of the year enhances Cumberland community

Monday, 6 November 2017

It’s fitting that the inaugural recipient of an award renamed to commemorate former Cumberland College resident Ryan Adamson – a young person who will be remembered for his genuine desire to help others – should go to a similarly community-minded Otago student.

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Aquinas College students were in the middle of exams at the beginning of November - but that didn’t stop a large group of them heading to Ross Home to entertain the residents, accompanied by OneNews’ Good Sorts programme.

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