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Edition #202 –15 September 2014

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OUSA Executive Elections and Referendum

The Elections for the OUSA Executive 2015 and the referendum to pass the budget will be held from the 22nd – 25th of September. Make sure you get your vote cast and let us know who you want representing you in 2015!
Find out more here.

December Graduation ceremonies – Applications now open on 22 September

Applications for the December 2014 graduation ceremonies will now open on Monday 22 September and will now close on Monday 6 October.
These dates differ from those previously advertised.

Further information here.

Call for Nominations - Election of 2 Student Members on the University Council for 2015. Nominations close 24 September 2014

An election of 2 members to be elected by the students of the University of Otago to the University Council for 2015 will be held on 10 October 2014.  Nominations close on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at 3.00pm.   Nomination forms and further information may be obtained here or from the Returning Officer, Email:

Want to Be Your Own Boss? Expo & speaker series TOMORROW 10am-2pm, Commerce Atrium

Whether you are the next Richard Branson, or just want to be self-employed, the Be Your Own Boss expo is for you! Check out a range of exhibitors, attend a workshop, grab some popcorn and join the newest club on campus – the Entrepreneurs Club! Commerce Atrium, 10am-2pm, Tuesday 16 September.

Find all the details here.

Tuesday 16 Sept - “Economy of Emotion: Learning to Thrive in the App Store”, Commerce CO: 2.03 Lecture Theatre

Tim Nixon will talk about how to be successful in the App Store based on his Flutter app experience.  Flutter is played by millions across the globe and has received top Editors Choice promotions from Apple and Google.

More information here.

Successful Interviews – How to Get that Job

Career Development Centre workshop - Friday 19th September 11am Know how to prepare for and answer difficult interview questions.
More information here.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up – Intro to SPSS & Word for Thesis Writing (PC)

Book online using a credit card or in person at ITS Reception (ITS Building over the Leith River, near Castle Lecture Theatres); Phone 479 8559
A Quick Intro to SPSS
Word – Thesis Writing (PC)

Rubbish Skip Collection - Friday 26 September

There will be skips out on Friday 26 September from 9am to 4pm.  
If skips located closest to your flat are full, please take your rubbish to another skip.

Check out the website for the list of 2014 collection dates, plus your Student Diary has all the dates marked.

Please make yourself familiar with the DCC rubbish collection service requirements for using DCC rubbish bags only and when to put out your recycling bins. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help with keeping the campus tidy.