Thursday, 1 March 2018 2:15pm
The three Otago departments which this week won awards for fostering postgraduate research culture share a common approach: they make their postgraduate students a priority.
Wednesday, 9 August 2017 9:07pm
One of the most renowned jazz drummers in the world gave his final recital at Marama Hall last month, as part of his University of Otago Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017 9:22pm
Four Otago postgraduate students are among 31 New Zealand university students from India to benefit from a new award.
Tuesday, 8 August 2017 8:54pm
Nicola Beatson of the Department of Accountancy and Finance clearly has a knack for presenting her research in just 180 seconds.
Monday, 24 July 2017 4:22pm
The University of Otago has received a number of honours in the latest round of Fulbright New Zealand awards given this month.
Monday, 17 July 2017 9:13pm
A PhD candidate at the University’s Wellington campus believes the way acute abdominal pain is diagnosed can be improved, and that the process for patients who need surgery can be sped up.
Thursday, 13 July 2017 9:49am
A multi-skilled team of Wellington staff has worked together to produce a fantastic new Study Skills programme for distance taught postgraduate students.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 10:03pm
A PhD student at the University’s Christchurch campus is not only researching the grading system for the stages of cancer, but has also raised almost $3000 for Bowel Cancer NZ – all inspired by her father’s battle with the disease.
Monday, 16 May 2016 9:06am
The first intake of nursing students in Christchurch’s new two-year graduate-entry Master of Nursing degree have begun their study.
Thursday, 7 April 2016 12:44pm
The climate modelling systems needed to create sound predictions about climate change are crucially in need of improvement, particularly for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Otago Physics Master's student Andrew Pauling says.
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:54am
Otago's Nathan Harris is the first student from the Master of Planning course to be an intern with the University's Property Services.
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 9:08pm
Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne has spent the past couple of weeks welcoming new and returning students, but saved “one of the most special” welcomes until last, she said yesterday.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015 11:16am
A PhD student who will graduate from Otago this month is collecting books and journals to be donated to his university back home in Malawi, Africa.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 10:28am
While Otago always values its international students, sometimes they come with an added bonus. This is the case for Tove Hultman, a Swedish veterinarian student spending four months researching and writing up her Master’s thesis in the Department of Pathology’s Braithwaite Laboratory.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 8:54pm
Resources designed to educate adolescents about the effects of alcohol on the brain, art works showing the threatened flora and fauna of Stewart Island and drone footage of the stunning Catlins Coast. These are just some of the projects that will be on display at the Centre for Science Communication’s Red Carpet Gala Event at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this Saturday from 4pm to 7pm.
Thursday, 27 August 2015 9:38am
Accounting and sharks ruled the day at the Otago Three Minute Thesis Finals last night.
Tuesday, 4 August 2015 1:49pm
A poster which outlined research into an intervention aimed at reducing Orientation Week drinking took the top prize in this year’s Postgraduate Research Poster Competition.
Monday, 20 July 2015 8:02pm
Staff members who are also completing postgraduate study are invited to join Occupatus – a new support group for those trying to juggle a Master’s or PhD and a more-than-part-time University role
Thursday, 9 July 2015 3:57pm
About the only thing those profiled in the latest edition of the Otago Post email newsletter have in common is their decision to study for a coursework postgraduate degree.
Friday, 19 June 2015 12:02pm
A long-term relationship between the Fortune Theatre and the Theatre Studies department at Otago is taking centre stage in the Fortune’s latest production.
Thursday, 18 June 2015 1:24pm
Entries for this year’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition are now open – with an exciting development in store for Masters’ students.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015 1:32pm
Otago PhD candidate Minhyeok Tak has received international recognition in his field, recently winning a European award for his paper, titled 'The Politics of Countermeasures against Match-fixing in Sport'.
Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:44pm
The Dunedin School of Medicine rolled out the red carpet for its postgraduate students at a new event this week. The School held its first official welcome for postgraduate students from across all its departments, aiming to raise collegiality levels.
Thursday, 26 March 2015 12:02pm
Postgraduate student Neil Vallelly is investigating the effect of candlelight on 16th Century theatregoers.
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 8:00pm
The 19th issue of Otago’s postgraduate e-newsletter has hit inboxes today, featuring sharks, 3D augmented reality and Alaska.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 1:31pm
The recently introduced postgraduate Master of Teaching and Learning (MTchgLn) programme has doubled in size because it meets the demands of graduate students and the education sector, staff say.
Wednesday, 4 March 2015 1:41pm
Cooler weather did not deter new postgraduates from attending an official welcome this week - the Vice-Chancellor’s Garden Party.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:25am
The Wellington campus recently celebrated University of Otago’s restructured postgraduate Public Health programmes with a colourful and well-attended launch event on the Capital’s waterfront.
Monday, 3 November 2014 11:51am
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 1:39pm
From an examination of the ever-industrious dung beetle to one woman’s quest to understand her genomic make up, this year’s crop of Master of Science Communication student documentaries promises to be both entertaining and informative. Eight films are set to have their world premiere at Dunedin’s Regent Theatre on Saturday 1 November.
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 2:18pm
The Bulletin meets Kelli Te Maihāroa, a College of Education Professional Practice Fellow, who is upholding the peace legacy of her whānau through her PhD research and her new roles as the Australasian representative on the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) and International Peace Research Council (IPRA).
Thursday, 16 October 2014 9:36pm
In Dunedin as part of the Graduate Research Festival, the Thesis Whisperer, a.k.a Dr Inger Mewburn, told graduate students it is OK to "make a mess and then clean it up" when drafting their PhD.
Thursday, 9 October 2014 9:02am
The latest issue of the Otago Post – a newsletter covering postgraduate happenings at Otago – is out now.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 9:05am
Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald, of Social Anthropology, was last night named the OUSA Supervisor of the Year for 2014.
Monday, 29 September 2014 3:58pm
Lying in a hammock in India, Michelle Jospe had a moment of clarity that refocused her rock-climbing, travelling and graphic design-oriented life onto an Otago nutrition research adventure.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 1:56pm
Are governments using social media to enrich their diplomatic dialogue with foreign publics, Otago PhD student Tony Deos asks, or is it all just ‘poppycock’?
Friday, 8 August 2014 8:08am
Following on from this week’s successful Postgraduate Open Day, Otago is holding postgraduate information evenings in Christchurch and Wellington next week.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 8:08am
Postgraduate study will be the focus of a large expo in the University Link early next month.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 8:07am
The Graduate Research School now has a new structure to go with its new name. The services department became a School last year and has now taken the opportunity provided by staff changes to restructure.
Monday, 16 June 2014 8:07am
The latest edition of the Otago Post has been sent out, with articles ranging from kakapo to spirituality.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 8:07am
A “boot-camp” to train and inspire PhD students to translate their research into something that benefits the community was held for the first time last week.
Thursday, 1 May 2014 8:07am
A national campaign offering free flights to Dunedin for potential Otago PhD candidates is being launched today.
Monday, 28 April 2014 8:07am
Students who are thinking about postgraduate study will now find it easier to check out their options at Otago.
Friday, 11 April 2014 11:16am
Science lost a good chemist when Dr Isobel Maxwell-Cameron died earlier this year. She is remembered fondly by family, friends and colleagues.
Friday, 4 April 2014 11:16am
Sports fans’ psychological ownership of ‘their team’ is vastly undervalued PhD study argues.
Wednesday, 2 April 2014 11:16am
Four Otago MBA students turned words into actions during an elective paper earlier this year.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:16am
While examining emotional appeals in election advertising, an Otago PhD student has found NZers may not react as expected.
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 11:16am
Why isn’t New Zealand following the western world trend of teaching general religious studies in schools?
Thursday, 6 March 2014 11:16am
Helping students manage their time and studies before they get into real difficulties is Brian Johnston’s job at Otago. The experienced life coach offers assistance to postgraduate and undergraduate students involved particularly in research.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 11:16am
A group of postgraduate students in the Department of Psychology has produced a new magazine they hope will become a valued communication tool within their own department and beyond.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 8:06am
Irene Hundleby is putting her honours degree in music to immediate and practical use – in her own music store.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 8:06am
Three months in Cambridge on a Fellowship was nowhere near long enough for Maria Pozza to achieve all she wished to, but she still managed to squeeze in some amazing accomplishments.
Thursday, 7 November 2013 8:06am
MSc in Zoology and Marine Science student Emily Frost is studying the effect of carbon dioxide in the ocean by looking at the effect on sea urchins and sea stars, and was recently declared the Top International Graduate Scholar at an international conference on climate change.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013 8:06am
A University of Otago student has gained a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship for University of Cambridge doctoral study into the impact that changes in water availability caused by climate change will have on people’s livelihoods.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013 8:05am
PhD candidate Daniel Wee won the annual Three-Minute Thesis competition last week with his presentation on the main question of his Philosophy thesis: Is it conceptually possible for a lifelong solitary individual to follow rules and have a language?
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 8:05am
Dr Roslyn Kemp, a lecturer and supervisor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, was yesterday announced as Otago’s Supervisor of the Year.
Monday, 19 August 2013 8:05am
Department of Applied Sciences postgraduates and their partnered businesses are to be celebrated and thanked this week at the Department’s second annual Postgraduate Student Day.
Thursday, 18 July 2013 8:05am
Existing approved drugs have been shown to be able to turn on or off the ability of tadpoles to regenerate their tails in new research by an Otago Genetics doctoral candidate.
Monday, 6 May 2013 8:04am
New Zealand’s first Master of Dietetics graduates crossed the stage in Dunedin on Saturday as part of the University's first graduation ceremony of the year.
Monday, 15 April 2013 8:04am
Acknowledging the work of students in the community is behind a new initiative in the Science Division – Outreach Certificates.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 8:04am
"Science Notes" helps remedy a lack of science shows on public radio.
Thursday, 7 March 2013 8:04am
They are studying on opposite sides of the world, but international cricketer Monty Panesar and Otago University student Kannan Jagannathan found they had a lot in common when they met this week.
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 8:04am
The amount of national and international publicity PhD candidate Emad Ehtesham Rad has received for his work is a welcome repayment for all the help Otago has given him, he says.