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Edition #244 – 3 April 2017

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Thank you from the Blood Bank!

A message from the Blood Bank:
Another successful Mobile which was held at the new venue in the Main Common Room with more walk ins because we were right there as a reminder.

It was wonderful to see students and staff members finding the time to come and donate and be part of this special drive.
Lots of the bookings were done online with most students now using our phone app.

We took 153 units of blood over the 3 days and potentially saved 459 lives! Your time and help made this happen so THANK YOU!

Look forward to working with you again in July 25-27.

OUSA Referendum, submissions close 5pm 17 April

It’s referendum time again, and OUSA is calling for submissions on matters that you believe should be brought to the attention of OUSA. Want OUSA to buy a bar? Believe OUSA should have a stance on a specific political matter? If so please send a written statement reflecting this through to our Administrative Vice President, William Guy, at by 4pm on Monday the 17th of April.

OUSA Battle of the Bands

Back for another year, Radio One and NZ on Air presents the 2017 OUSA Battle of the Bands. Call for entries are now open and we are looking for Dunedin’s next big talent. There are some sweet prizes lined up this year and previous winners of the competition have gone on to be big names around the Dunedin music scene. All musical styles are welcomed and encouraged! Go on, give it a go…head to our website (after Sunday 2 April) for more info and links to sign ups.

Study overseas in 2018

The Otago Global Student Exchange Programme allows students to spend one or two semesters at one of the 90+ exchange partners worldwide as part of their Otago degree. Students pay standard tuition fees to Otago and receive credits towards their Otago qualification. Scholarships are available and students continue to receive StudyLink loans & allowances. More information.

Social rugby and soccer starts this Saturday, 8 April

Now is a good time to get your social rugby or soccer team together. This is the sport that is small on commitment and big on fun. Games are 1 hour and played every Saturday at Logan Park. Season goes for six weeks. Sign up at Unipol reception today. Rugby details & Soccer details

Career Development Centre’s April Career Seminars & Employer Presentations

Career workshops and seminars for April 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.
Employer Presentations

Disney International Recruitment Employer Presentation: 3 April 2017
6pm – 8pm in the Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
What could you do if you worked for Disney International?
You could travel to the U.S. and spend five months to one year networking, gaining experience, and learning from a company that consistently sets trends in the entertainment and hospitality industries.

Step Teachers Workshops: How to Teach & Travel
Tuesday 11 April 2017: 5.30pm-7.30pm in the Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Wednesday 12 April 2017: 5.00pm-7.00pm in the Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
A presentation covering how to be able to teach around the world, including the opportunities
in the UK with Step Teachers.

For more information on upcoming employer events below and how to register go to Career Hub

Subsidised Computer classes coming up EndNote PC Introduction & Word PC adding pictures & captions

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 & Word PC adding pictures & captions

Humanities: Photo Competition, you could win $500. Be a Humanities ambassador

Photo competition
Show us what being a Humanities Student at Otago means to you and win $500!

Open to all students in the Division of Humanities. Closing date is Friday 7 April.
More information here or email

Humanities ambassador
Help us promote Humanities subjects back at your old secondary schools as a School Ambassador.

Open to second or third-year students in the Division of Humanities.Applications close Thursday 13 April.
More information here or email

E-cig/ vaping research participants

We're looking for participants aged 16 and over for a study about vaping. We'd like to recruit people who've never smoked tobacco regularly, but who are vaping at least a couple of times a month, as well as people who are currently smoking tobacco and vaping as well. If you fit this description and are interested, please contact: 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).