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Edition #237 – 5 September 2016

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Public Presentation on Child Slavery in SE Asia Tuesday 13 September, Burns 2, 7pm

Come and join us to find out about one of the biggest humanitarian issues in our world: CHILD SLAVERY. This Tuesday 13th September we are holding a public presentation on this topic with guest speaker David Black. You will also find out how YOU can make a difference! Join us in Burns 2 Lecture Theatre, 7pm, 13th   September. You can find out more or get in contact here.

OUSA Executive Elections - nominations open 5 Sept-8 Sept

It is that time of year again! The OUSA executive election nominations are open from September 5th to September 8th at 4pm. It's not all politics and meetings, so if you want a chance to represent your fellow students and make sure OUSA is ticking along nicely then throw your hat (or a friend’s) into the running.
The candidate forums begin on Monday 12th and will run until the Wednesday in the Main Common room over lunch time so make sure you head along and see what your potential representation has to say as voting will be open the following week of the 19th of September. For more info on the nomination process and guidelines head to our elections and referendum page.

OUSA Texas Hold-em Poker tournament

P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face! Come along to the campus equivalent of the World Poker Series on September 9 at the Clubs and Societies Evison lounge. All you need to do is register, show up at 4.30pm and throw on your best poker face for the chance to win prizes.

Degree Planning Days – Thursday 8 to Wednesday 14 September

Whether you are a first-year or returning student, the Degree Planning Days are an opportunity to meet with course advisers from Divisions and Departments to discuss your paper choices, degree and career options.


51.38% of 18 - 24 year olds will let Granny decide.....That's how many have not yet enrolled to have their say in the Local Bodies Elections for the Dunedin North electorate. Go figure!
You can still enrol right up to Friday 7 October,  so DON'T DELAY - GET YOUR ENROLMENT FORM IN TODAY!
Check out the website for more information.

Career Development Centre presentations – KPMG Graduate Quiz Quest, DCC Sexy summer jobs internships event, Accounting Career Bootcamp, September Career Seminars

All welcome to attend. Find out more information and register your interest for any of the events on CareerHub.

KPMG Graduate Quiz Quest Wednesday 7 September, 6pm in the Union Common Room
Do you have what it takes to beat a team of KPMG Partners, Directors and Managers? Sign up a team from your university club or society or your friends & flatmates to challenge KPMG during their national quiz series. You can win prizes and get to chat to the KPMG team during the evening.

Sexy Summer Jobs (SSJ): Internships Speed Dating Event Wednesday 14 September, doors open at 5.30pm Otago Polytechnic, The Hub, (corner of Union & Forth Streets)
The Sexy Summer Jobs programme gives tertiary students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with innovative Dunedin businesses who are developing cutting edge products and services. A speed dating event will launch Dunedin’s Sexy Summer Jobs business internship programme in September.

CPA (Accounting) Career Bootcamp Thursday 15 September , 4.30pm-7.00pm, Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum
CPA (Accounting) Career Bootcamp connects you with industry professionals providing you the opportunity to seek advice & access information to improve your employability.
• Hear from Industry professionals
• Take a Job Readiness Health Check
• Get a professional photograph taken

Career Development Centre’s September Career Seminars
Career workshops and seminars for September are now available to book.
Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, and Successful Interviews.

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 apply 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.


It’s not too late to have some snow fun. Get your gear fitted by us and head up the mountain for your dose of spring snow. For bookings email: Snow hire details here.


Did you win the trophy for the 3-legged race or egg and spoon? The OYWT Games is inviting teams of flatties and workmates to compete in classic kids games with a twist. $5 per person with all proceeds going to Otago Youth Wellness Trust, looking after some of Dunedin’s most disadvantaged young people.
Register online.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up – EndNote Mac Overview & Quick intro to SPSS

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 Mac – Overview & Quick intro to SPSS