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Otago On Location: The Academic Dress Hire Rooms

7 December 2016

In Otago On Location, we bring Otago Connection readers behind the scenes of some of the University’s most stunning, unique, historic and amazing spaces. In this instalment, we visit the Academic Dress Rooms.


Dental School set to access top online learning

Friday, 25 November 2016

State-of-the-art online learning is on the way for University of Otago dental students with the faculty set to tap into e-Den, part of e-Learning for health care in the UK.

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Mongrel Mob reveal liver/lung health unawareness

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Mongrel Mob gang is assisting University of Otago liver and lung disease researchers with gathering key data around Hepatitis C and smoking issues in a series of health hui.


Hayward takes out top cooking honours

Friday, 11 November 2016

Pairing blue cod with kumara puree proved a winning combination for chefs Kerry Varcoe and Richard Fuentes from Hayward College, competing in the annual Residential Chef of the Year competition yesterday.

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Otago student New Zealand’s youngest community board member

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

At only 19 years old, Otago Politics/Māori Studies student Ryan Jones became the youngest person to be voted in during Dunedin’s 2016 local body elections last month, winning a seat on the West Harbour Community Board, something he credits to an often challenging past.

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Scarfie chef cooking up book

Monday, 31 October 2016

Otago medical student Albert ‘Alby’ Hailes’ experimentation with inspiring fellow students to cook budget recipes has led the ‘Scarfie Kitchen’ chef to start producing a book based on his website.

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Case competition win for Otago

Thursday, 27 October 2016

An Otago team defeated 11 other universities to win the 2016 Student Development Society International Business Case Competition in Queenstown.

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English internship’s fabulous start

Friday, 14 October 2016

Otago’s first student of English to take the Division of Humanities' new internship paper, Aleisha Pienaar, is discovering Dunedin’s literary riches, working on a significant project for the Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature.

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Student leadership recognised with awards

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Early last week, eleven highly motivated and inspirational student leaders were recognised with Student Leadership Awards at a celebration held at the Staff Club.

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Stepping into the community to support Orphans Aid

Monday, 3 October 2016

Four students living at Cumberland College are discovering the joys and insights volunteer work brings, heading off-campus every second Saturday to help at the Orphans Aid Op-shop in South Dunedin.

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Inaugural College Colours winners unveiled

Thursday, 29 September 2016

The University of Otago presented the College Colours Awards last Friday at a ceremony recognising the top colleges and supporters who excelled in the inaugural Inter-College Sporting and Cultural Competition.


On behalf of the entire University, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne offers warm wishes for the festive season. Please enjoy this beautiful arrangement of Silent Night performed by Otago music student Lani Alo.

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