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Edition #240 - 17 October 2016

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Thank you from Linguistics

 Message from Linguistics:

Congratulations to the winner of the $50 voucher and thanks to everyone who took the online survey, providing us with useful information about what students would like to study in linguistics.

Thank you from the Blood Service

A message from the Blood Service Donor Recruiter:
Hello everyone! A big thank you to all the donors who gave blood at the blood drives on campus during 2016. Our new phone app is working so well and easy to follow to book your own appointments.

By the way I have added up all the donations the University has given for the whole year and you potentially saved 1,299 lives! That is incredible when you see these numbers and why we love having our mobile on campus.

You guys are amazing! Have a brilliant ‘end of year’ and talk again in 2017.

24 Hour Study Space at Clubs & Socs 17- 31 October

Back by popular demand, OUSA Clubs and Socs is open 24/7 from 17 October through until 31 October excluding Labour Day on 24 October.
There will be free wi-fi and the building will be kept toasty warm inside! You'll have access to a microwave and a delicious range of frozen meals, noodles and cheap coffee are available to be purchased from Reception, there's also a University connected printer/photocopier in the foyer if you need to print anything!

Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival

Only four more weeks until the big day of epic beers, awesome food and good times! If you haven’t already grabbed your tickets from the website, you might be lucky enough to win some. Keep a close eye on the DCBFF Facebook Page as there are a whole heap of give-aways coming up very soon! Looking forward to seeing you all there, saying cheers to an awesome year and seeing off exams!


Keep active while you study with a $2 group fitness class. Starts today - ends Sat 12th Nov. Be into win FREE group fitness class passes and memberships when the Unipol Fitness Fairy appears. Take a break, have fun and stimulate your mind & body at Unipol. Find a class that suits your study timetable here.

Career Development Centre’s October Career Seminars

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

Returning Students’ Course Planning Days

You don’t have to wait until you’re back on campus to plan your course for 2017. The Course Planning Days are an opportunity, once your exam results are in, to meet one-on-one with the experts and review your course of study for 2017. See the Course Advice website for details.

Programmes and Careers in Public Health Information evening 26 October 5.30-6.30pm

Improve your career prospects with a postgraduate qualification in Public Health.
Join us for our information evening where you will have the opportunity to hear from our graduates, lecturers, researchers and public health professionals.
Where: Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, Room 120, First Floor, Adams Building, 18 Frederick St
When: Wednesday 26 October 5.30-6.30pm.
Nibbles provided. PLEASE RSVP: by 21 October 2016.

May 2017 graduation

As graduation invitation emails can be sent only to your student email address, you need to continue to check this even after you have finished studying, or set up email forwarding to your preferred email address.

If you selected to graduate in May 2017 via your eVision student portal, you still need to apply for a place in one of these ceremonies when applications open. Applications for May 2017 graduation ceremonies will open 6 March and will close on 20 March.

Great King Street disruption during construction projects

Help us keep you safe!

Please take heed of traffic cones, barriers, signs and on-site spotters who are trying hard to make sure you stay safe in Great King Street.

Traffic congestion and disruptions are on the rise because of building projects at the School of Dentistry and the new Research Support Facilities site, so traffic management plans and diversions are in place to protect you.

These disruptions are the mark of progress as we build state-of-the-art facilities with cutting-edge digital technology for New Zealand’s National Centre for Dentistry.

Take care out there.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up EndNote PC

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. EndNote PC

Extra skips & DCC rubbish collections – Fridays 21 & 28 and Saturdays 22 & 29 October

Make sure your flat is cleaned out thanks to extra Skips, recycling and rubbish collections! Don’t get stung by your landlord or the ORC, make sure you make use of the skips and extra DCC rubbish collections.

Skips will be out on Fridays 21 & 28 & Saturdays 22 & 29 October, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of all that stuff you can’t put out in your black sacks or recycling bins. The DCC recycling bins and rubbish bag collections will be done on the same days from 2pm-4pm.

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.

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

If you haven’t already done so, please make yourself familiar with the DCC rubbish collection service requirements for using DCC rubbish bags only. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.