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Edition #249 – 19 June 2017

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Graduation applications for August 2017 ceremony opens 19 June

Graduation applications open on 19 June and close on 3 July. To graduate either in person or in absentia you must submit an application via your eVision student portal. If the graduation link is not available by the time that applications open, you should email graduation@otago.ac.nz immediately.

Student Services Fee half refund

If you enrolled for Semester 1, paid the full year Dunedin campus Student Services Fee and will not be enrolled for any papers in Semester 2, you could be eligible for a half refund as outlined in Clause 3 of the Fees Exemption Regulations. If you have been on exchange in Semester 1, your eligibility for a refund will depend on the Fees agreement between the University of Otago and the University where you were on exchange. Please check with Fees office to find out if you are eligible.

To be eligible for a refund, you must not be enrolled for any papers in Semester 2 and hand in your ID Card to the Fees Office in the Clocktower by Friday 28 July 2017.

Additional exam study spaces St David, Union building/Link & The Marsh Study Centre

During the exam period additional study spaces will be available.

St David lecture theatre concourse and surrounds as well as Study spaces upstairs only for study right through the night starting now until Wednesday 21 June at the end of exam period. Student Swipe Card Access required. No finish time. No tea and coffee making facilities.

Union Building and Link will be open and available on free entry until 2am each night starting from now to Sunday 18 June. Each night from 10pm the University will employ security staff to monitor student behaviour/welfare and ensure health and safety requirements are met until the buildings are vacated and secure at 2am. No tea and coffee making facilities.

The Marsh Study Centre will open one hour earlier at 9am on the weekends during the exam period.

Find out how you can use your degree to teach – information evening 21 June 7pm

The University of Otago College of Education is holding an information evening for those interested in teaching and education. Come along to learn about programme options including the one-year Master of Teaching and Learning. More information.
College of Education Auditorium
Wednesday 21 June at 7pm

Course Advice Day – Thursday 6 July

Thinking of making changes to your course for 2017 or just want to talk it through? Take the opportunity to discuss your choices with an expert. See the Course Advice website for more details.

OUSA Planet Re-Ori

It may be getting chilly throughout North Dunedin, but we are bringing the heat for another epic Re-Orientation to welcome everyone back for second semester, 10 – 15 July! We have jammed packed the week with activities, Gigs, a mini-mall and heaps of goodies. Get all the deets and tickets online and follow the Planet Re-Ori Facebook event.

Just putting it out there… Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival

The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival is back for another year and we are turning 5! Make sure you lock November 11th in your calendar and keep a close eye on our Facebook and webpage for all the excitement and ticket sales announcements.

OUSA Student Hardship Fund & University Student Emergency Fund

Are you experiencing unexpected financial difficulty? OUSA’s Hardship Fund may be able to assist.

Has there been a sudden, unexpected emergency in your life? You may be eligible to apply to the Student Emergency Fund. Information on both these funds is available here.

Email help@ousa.org.nz to find out if you are eligible for either of these funds.

Career Development Centre’s June & July Career Seminars & Workshops

Career workshops and seminars for June & July 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 & more.

An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall 25 June, 7pm – special offer for University of Otago students.

The Regent Theatre is offering a special group discount to students for the event ‘An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall’.
Get your tickets from the Regent Box Office, 03 4778597 or TicketDirect – use the promo code DRJANE and you’ll access a group booking rate of ten tickets for $450 (fees may apply).

The event will consist of a lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a conversation between Dr Goodall and a special guest host, followed by an audience question and answer session.

Information on event is available here.

AIESEC- Opportunity to work or volunteer abroad

If you are looking for the opportunity to gain international experience by either working or volunteering abroad there are many opportunities available through AIESEC, a not for profit organisation that facilitates global exchange.

AIESEC offers three different exchange programs with opportunities available all year round: Global Talent-a professional internship to develop yourself and your career; Global Entrepreneur- an internship in a start up to help develop entrepreneurial leadership and Global Volunteer- international volunteering projects aligned to the UN sustainable development goals.

For more information email otago@aiesec.org.nz or browse opportunities here.