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Students take on relay

11 April 2017

The threat of rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 54 teams – nearly 1,000 participants – that took part in this year’s Relay for Life on Friday night. Collectively they raised nearly $99,000 for the Cancer Society with that tally still rising.

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Otago On Location: Allen Hall Theatre

Friday, 7 April 2017

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 Alen Hall Theatre.

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Halberg fundraiser walks South Island end-to-end

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Otago Surveying student Luke Johnson combined his love for the mountains with his admiration for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation and walked the South Island’s rugged length last summer, fundraising over $2,000.

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2017 Canon scholarships awarded

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Twenty four elite undergraduate commerce students from the University of Otago Business School have been awarded Canon Excellence Award Scholarships.

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Otago welcomes scholarship stars

Monday, 3 April 2017

Hundreds of Otago entrance scholarship recipients were recently honoured at a series of formal events held to celebrate their accomplishments and to officially welcome them to the University.

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Almost one year on, Proctor reflects

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Stepping into his role as University Proctor in May of last year, Mr Dave Scott knew he was entering a world very different from the New Zealand Police he’d served for over two decades. Nearly a year into the job, he is relishing his role and putting his own stamp on a position nearly half a century in the making at Otago.

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Luminaries inspire at Knox chats

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Stimulating Sunday evening conversation can be found at Otago’s Knox College student residence, with an after-dinner speaker series that, throughout the course of the semester, sees Knox Master Graham Redding interview five notable guests. First up was Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt, who spoke at the College on Sunday evening.

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Ebooks boost students’ portfolio

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Fourteen free ebooks authored by Master of Science Communication students about scientific aspects of different national parks are being made available in 51 countries, with plans for more publications to come.

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Students living up to literary reputation

Monday, 13 March 2017

With Dunedin’s designation as a UNESCO City of Literature and its well-known legacy in publishing, it should come as no surprise that a group of Otago students have joined forces to produce their own literary publication: The Scribbler.

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Otago student swaps books for nature

Friday, 10 March 2017

Law/Chemistry student Bokyong Mun is among five Otago students to win Blake Ambassador Awards as part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Blake Ambassador programme. For Bokyong, the ambassadorship was an opportunity to throw herself into the unknown and participate in one of the longest running seabird projects in New Zealand.

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Locals welcomed to campus

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Getting to know your fellow locals was the name of the game at last week’s Welcome Event for first-year local students.

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Are You OK? volunteers out in force

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

From the annual OUSA toga party to concerts throughout the year and even the Hyde Street Keg Party, like an orange-shirted army, Are You OK? (RUOK?) volunteers will be there looking out for their fellow students and helping ensure everyone has a fun and safe experience.

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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