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Meet Otago's 2017 Rhodes scholar, Jean Balchin

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.


Otago on Location- Botany Department Glasshouses 

Monday, 28 August 2017

In Otago On Location, a regular feature in Otago Connection, we bring readers behind the scenes of some of the University’s most stunning, unique, historic and amazing spaces. In this instalment, we show off the hidden gem of the Botany glasshouses.

Video feature degree

Many secondary students are good at both Arts and Science subjects, and feel they have to make a choice between the two when they go to university. No longer! Otago recently introduced a combined Bachelor of Arts and Science degree.

YouTube: 1.55 min