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Pacific Islands Centre Calendar of Events

January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November / December

January

  • Summer School
  • University of Otago Advanced School Sciences Academy (OUASSA)
  • Hands on Science
  • Hands on Otago

(Hands on Science and Hands on Otago are pathway programmes in which Year 12 students spend a week in Dunedin experiencing and preparing for university life)

February

  • Pacific Orientation
  • Pacific Welcome - the Vice Chancellor officially welcomes students and parents; the Otago Pacific Choir performs
  • Pacific first year students' orientation programme
  • Taimane Academic Mentoring and Extra Tutorial Programme 1st phase:students learn when tutorials will start and where they can find the right support.
  • Pacific Orientation Programme at Otago (POPO) for first year Health Science students
  • FOFOA orientation
  • Preliminary lectures are held for most papers

March

  • Lectures start
  • Taimane Academic Mentoring and Extra Tutorial Programme - 2nd phase
  • Supervised Study Nights begin
  • Postgraduate monthly seminars start

April

  • Taimane Academic Mentoring and Extra Tutorial Programme - 3rd phase: How is it going? Swimming or Sinking?
  • GPS 2017 Day Trip

May

  • University Graduation
  • Vakavinavinaka - Pacific graduation celebrations. Graduands and their families are invited.
  • Taimane 4th phase: exam workshops

June

  • Exams
  • Between Semesters break

July

  • Second Semester re-orientation
  • Lectures start
  • Pacific Welcome Back BBQ
  • Taimane 1st Phase Second Semester: students learn when tutorials will start and where they can find the right support

August

  • Supervised Study Nights for Second Semester begin
  • Careers Evening 
  • University Graduation
  • Vakavinavinak - Pacific graduation breakfast
  • Taimane 2nd phase
  • Scholarships close

September

  • Pacific Week
  • Pacific Fiefia Cultural Night - all the student associations perform
  • Taimane 3rd phase
  • Pacific Leaders on Campus programme
  • Pacific Voices Symposium, for Pacific postgraduate students

October

  • Taimane 4th phase: exam workshops

November

  • Exams and holidays

December

  • University graduation ceremonies
  • Vakvinavinaka - Pacific graduation breakfast
  • Enrolment for the new year due
  • Merry Christmas!

Please note: There may be some minor changes to which months events are held, but for confirmation of any event please contact the Pacific Islands Centre.