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Edition #255 – 18 September 2017

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Bring a Bro to Yoga Wednesday 20 September

A Silverline special. Do you know a guy who would love to give yoga a go but won't because yoga is just for girls?? Well would you look at that! Bring a Bro to Yoga is the perfect opportunity for you to bring that guy, mate or talk your team into coming along. We want you all to have a laugh and give yoga a go. Details: Unipol, 7.30pm, Wednesday 20 September 2017. More info

My eQuals is coming

You will soon be able to view and securely share your official Otago academic documents, e.g. your official transcript, online using My eQuals.
My eQuals is being progressively rolled out to current students from late September 2017.
More info here or here

Want to play ultimate frisbee or touch rugby?

Unipol’s spring social sport competition starts this week at Logan Park so it’s time to organise your Ultimate Frisbee or Touch Rugby team and sign up at Unipol.
Ultimate Frisbee details click here & Touch Rugby details click here

Graduation applications for December 2017 ceremonies open 25 September

Graduation applications open on 25 September and close on 9 October. To graduate either in person or in absentia you must submit an application via the Graduation Link in your eVision student portal. If the graduation link is not available by the time that applications open, email graduation@otago.ac.nz immediately. More information.

OUSA Flatting Expo Thursday 28th September

Finish the flatting year off well and come and learn all you need to know about getting organized for next year’s place! OUSA student support, along with friends from the Curtain Bank, Nutrition experts and other support services, present Flatting Expo 2.0… There will be demonstrations, competitions and heaps of free stuff. Come along to the Main Common Room from 10am on Thursday 28th September and check it out.

OUSA Market Day Thursday 28th September

It’s all go on Thursday 28 September. Make sure you don’t miss the final Market Day of the year. From 10am the Union Courtyard will be transformed into a thrift shopper and foodies heaven all day. Come on down, grab a bargain, eat something delicious and enjoy the live music. If wet, the event day will be changed, keep an eye on our facebook event for any updates on this.

Career Development Centre’s September & October Career Seminars, Events & Workshops

Career workshops, events and seminars for September & October are now available to book/register for on Career Hub . Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, Successful Interviews & Networking.

Career Development Centre Presents: Grad Camp: Monday 18 & Friday 22 September 2017:
Get Job Ready! Applying for an intern or grad job? Pick & mix workshops to fit your needs from:
CV & Cover letters; Psychometric Testing & Assessment Centres; Interviewing; Social Media & Developing a LinkedIn Profile; Networking

CCUSA Information Session: 22 September 2017
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Ryan and Rose from CCUSA are going to be on campus to chat about their exciting summer camp jobs,
and their work and travel adventures in the USA and around the world.

Book for both these events on Careerhub.

SSJ: The Dunedin Business Internship Programme: Speed Dating Interviews
Wednesday 20 September 2017, 5pm-8pm the Hub, Otago Polytechnic, Forth Street
This programme gives tertiary students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with innovative Dunedin businesses. Interns are paid for their work and gain experience in a real-world environment.
The speed dating event is a way for students to meet with businesses face – to –face and to see if your skills match up with what their business is looking for. Registrations for the speed dating interview event are essential. Register & to find out more about the event.

E-cig/ vaping research participants

We're looking for participants aged 18 and over for a study about vaping. We'd like to recruit people who have never smoked tobacco on a regular basis, but who are vaping at least a couple of times a month. If you fit this description and are interested, please contact Lindsay at: l.robertson@otago.ac.nz or 0272 123 224. Participants receive a $40 gift voucher to recognise the costs of participating in the research. This study has been approved by the UO Human Ethics Committee (16/132).

Subsidised Computer classes coming up - SPSS - Quick Intro & Word Mac - Thesis Formatting

Book online using a credit card or in person at ITS Reception (ITS building over the river Leith, near Castle Lecture Theatres); Phone 479 8559.
SPSS - Quick Intro & Word Mac - Thesis Formatting

Rubbish Skips 29 September

Skips will be out on Friday 29 September, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of the stuff you can’t put in your black bags or recycling bins. If the skip located closest to your flat/College is full, please take your rubbish to another skip at these locations.

If you can, it’s probably best to get rid of your rubbish before 3.30pm, as skips taken away to be emptied towards the end of the collection period may not be replaced with a new skip.

By now you probably know all about the DCC rubbish collection service requirements but just take a minute to refresh your memory. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.