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Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Back Lecture to be held next week

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 10:08pm

Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

In what has become an annual event at the University of Otago, Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne will once again deliver a Welcome Back Lecture to staff.

The 2017 lecture will be held next Wednesday at 5pm at a new venue – the St David Lecture Theatre. It will be followed by a BBQ.

The tile of the lecture is, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” Building Resilience in a Residential University. In it, Professor Hayne will outline ways of enhancing students’ resilience, particularly in their initial transition to university life.

“The unique residential nature of Otago provides an outstanding opportunity for us to help students build the kind of resilience that will allow them to succeed at university and to overcome all the other bumps in the road that they will encounter in the course of their lifetime,” she says.

Professor Hayne’s annual lecture began more than a decade ago (before she was Vice-Chancellor), and was originally designed for front-line staff who worked directly with students outside the classroom. For the past three years she has extended the invitation to all staff at Otago.

The lecture will be live-streamed allowing it to be viewed by Dunedin staff who cannot attend as well as staff on the University's other campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

“Given the unique residential nature of our academic community, I am hopeful that at least some of my message will be relevant to all.”

Come along:

“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” Building Resilience in a Residential University
The Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome Back Lecture 2017
Wed 15 Feb
St David Lecture Theatre
Followed by a BBQ

Or access the livestream:

To test whether you can receive the stream, access the test stream which runs 24/7 here.
To access the live stream at 5pm on 15 Feb 2017, go here.