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Edition #239 - 3 October 2016

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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.

Career Development Centre presentations – October Career Seminars, Summer Job Expo, International Students Expo

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

Summer Job Expo: Wednesday 5 October, 11am-2pm, the Link, University of Otago
Come and meet employers looking for staff for the summer holidays.

International Student Expo: Wednesday 5 October, 11am-2pm, the Link, University of Otago
Come and meet employers and businesses looking for international talent.

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 and Successful Interviews.

Out with the old and in with the new OUSA Exec

We are super happy to announce that thanks to over 4000 student votes we have an awesome team for the 2017 OUSA Executive! President: Hugh Baird
Administrative Vice President: Will Guy
Finance Officer: Cody Kirby
Education Officer: Bryn Jenkins
Welfare Officer: Danielle Pope
Campaigns Officer: Eden lati
International Office: Max Chan
Recreation Officer: Caitlin Barlow-Groome
Post Graduate Officer: Lucy Northwood
Colleges Officer: James Heath
Click here for the breakdown of the election results.

Student General Meeting (Including an AGM) 5 October 1pm Main Common Room

The OUSA Student General Meeting (including an AGM) is coming up! Our awesome Executive are going to be in the Main Common Room on Wednesday 5th October at 1pm.
Pop in and have a chat about the budget for the new year, pour your heart out and enjoy a delicious snag from the BBQ if the weather permits. If you have any questions please email:

December 2016 graduation applications are now open – closing 10 October

The ‘Graduation’ link is available in your student eVision portal, ensure that you apply before the closing date 10 October. If you don’t see the link and you wish to apply, contact before applications close. Late applications will not be accepted.

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


Only one week left to vote in the Local Bodies Elections. If you haven't received your voting papers by now you're not going to. So get on down to the Civic Centre in the Octagon and cast a Special Vote. It's easy! DO IT NOW! Check out the website.

Join us for a Pint (your shout)….Give Blood! Union Hall, October 4, 5 & 6

COME AND HELP US SAVE LIVES; Remember your donation can save up to 3 lives!

Where: Union Hall, Union Building,
Tuesday 4 October 12pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 5 October 10am to 3pm
Thursday 6 October 10am to 3pm

Already a registered donor? Download the NZ Blood Service Donor App which features real life savers:
Search locations, Manage appointments, Access donor card, Check your eligibility.

BOOK ON-LINE and get more information including eligibility criteria here
or ph 0800 GIVEBLOOD 0800448325

Many thanks for all your help.


Stay relaxed and get the most out of your study by taking regular breaks with a $2 group fitness class at Unipol. There’s sure to be a fitness class that suits your study timetable. $2 classes start 17th October for all tertiary students with valid ID. For class descriptions and the timetable click here.

Linguistics at Otago – want a chance to win a $50 voucher?

Would you like a chance to win a $50 New World voucher? Help out linguistics at Otago by taking a 5-minute online survey which asks what areas of linguistics people find most interesting. Linguistics looks at how languages work, at how people communicate and at how to teach and learn foreign languages.
Take the survey here. After this short survey, you can choose to do a survey about English at Otago and be in the draw to win another $50 voucher.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up – Word PC & 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
Word PC - Thesis Formatting & Word Mac - Thesis Formatting

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.