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Edition #208 – 23 March 2015

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OUSA – By-election on 24 March, Photography and Poetry Competitions

Vote in the OUSA Executive By-Elections
Voting for the OUSA by-election for the Postgraduate and International Officer positions commences at 9am 24th of March and finishes at 4pm on the 26th of March. Vote online on the OUSA website * Note link live from 9am on 24 March.

Photography Competition
Entries close on 31 March for our very own photography competition. Send your entry in today to michaela@ousa.org.nz. For all the T’s and C’s head to the website.

Poetry Competition
Entries open for the OUSA poetry competition on 1 April (and close on 30 April). For all the T’s and C’s head to the website.


Free* Group Fitness Core Class at Unipol - 5.20pm Tuesday 24th March

Work your abs, back and gluteals in this dress up class. Theme is ‘Game day’ so come dressed in your favourite sports gear and let your imagination run loose.
*Free for all tertiary students with 2015 ID.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up – Word for Undergraduates & Quick Intro to SPSS

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

Word for Undergraduates
Quick Intro to SPSS

Join Startup Weekend 2015 – 27-29 March. Build a business in 54 hours

Startup Weekend 2015 is almost here! From March 27th to 29th, the new Otago Polytechnic building will be abuzz with the sound of businesses being built. And you can get in with the action too.

If you come to Startup Weekend, you'll be expected to find a team, come up with an idea, validate your concept against the market, and build your business in just 54 hours. You will also be expected to partake in the free pizza and beer that will be provided at the venue.

No experience is necessary. Bring your banter and your brains. You'll need both. See you there!

You can buy your tickets here, and get a special15% discount if you use the code SRF8JW

Read more about Startup Weekend 2015.

Rubbish Skip Collection - Friday 27 March

There will skips out on Friday 27 March from 9am to 4pm. Please note if full skips are removed by the contractors towards the end of the collection period, they may not be replaced, so it’s a good idea to get your rubbish to the skips as early as possible.

If skips located closest to your flat are full, please take your rubbish to another skip at these locations and note the future skip dates. 

More useful tips are available on page 42 of OUSA’s Uni101 booklet.

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.