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Edition #236 – 22 August 2016

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OUSA Survey- We are all ears!

Every year, we ask our membership what they think of our services and representation we provide for students here at OUSA! We want to know what you think, the good, the bad and even the ugly. The more feedback we get, the more we can do with it. So let it all out, fill out our survey, tell us your thoughts and be in to win one of our 50 Poppas Pizza lunches we are giving away.

OUSA Elections

The 2017 OUSA Executive elections are just around the corner! We are now taking expressions of interest for those considering running as a candidate. Come along to the candidate information evening on August 22nd at 7pm in the Evison Lounge at the Clubs and Societies Centre! For more information, and to fill out the Candidate expression of interest form, head to the OUSA Elections and Referenda page.


Another round of Small Group Training starts on Tuesday 6 September. With a maximum number of 12 participants this is an awesome way to get the benefits of personal training without spending a fortune. Sessions are held twice a week (6.30am – 7.20am Tues & Thurs) for 4 weeks and include indoor/outdoor training. Total cost: $40 for students* (with valid ID). More information.


September is challenge time at Unipol and it’s just around the corner. Set yourself a goal of 10, 20 or 30 group fitness classes within the month. It’s a great way to start Spring & feel fantastic. Starts Mon 5 September – Sun 2October. FREE for all group fitness members (become a member for $65) or $9/class for non-members. More information.

BE A KID TO HELP A KID 16 Sept 4-7pm

The OYWT Games is an inaugural event where teams compete for glory in classic carnival games in support of the Otago Youth Wellness Trust and the kids they work with. Rally your flat to make up a team and flex your muscles in preparation for tug-of-war, three-legged-races, egg and spoon races and the like!

DATE: Friday 16 September 2016
TIME: 4-7pm
More details.

December 2016 graduation applications open on 26 September, and close on 10 October

Students completing a qualification at the end of Semester Two and those who have already completed but have not yet graduated, are eligible to


to graduate at a ceremony to be held in December 2016.

If you wish to defer graduating to a later date, access the graduation application link within your eVision portal, select that you wish to graduate at a later date, then email for approval.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up R-Data analysis & EndNote Mac overview

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

R - Data Analysis Walkthrough & EndNote Mac - Overview

Rubbish skip collection 26 August

There will skips out on Friday 26 August from 9am to 4pm to get rid of rubbish you can’t put into the weekly bags or recycle bins.

If skips located closest to your flat are full, please take your rubbish to another skip in these locations. Reminders will appear in scarfie, but note the dates also on the locations site.

Please make yourself familiar with the DCC rubbish and recycling 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.