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Welcome to Otago, says the Dunedin School of Medicine

Thursday, 26 March 2015 9:44pm

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Guests at the Dunedin School of Medicine's inaugural postgraduate welcome this week.

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.

Associate Dean Postgraduate, Associate Professor Julia Horsfield, said that it was a priority for the DSM to get postgraduate students talking with other students in the school outside of their own departments, and to ensure that students’ postgraduate experiences were as positive as they could be.

About 50 people attended the event, where they were welcomed by School Dean Professor Barry Taylor, and spoken to by Professor Stephen Robertson about the joy and excitement of research.

He assured the assembled students that being based in Dunedin was no barrier to excellent research and urged them to be “bold” and engage with each other.

“It’s a privilege to be an academic at Otago,” he said.