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Edition #252 – 7 August 2017

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Thank you from the Blood Service

A message from the Blood Service:
Thank you for helping towards another successful mobile at the University Campus.

We collected a total of 153 donations potentially saving 459 lives. Of those numbers we had 25 new donors which is great to see.

See you again when we return to campus in October.

OUSA Teaching Awards

At OUSA we LOVE celebrating our students and we are excited that the nominations are now open for the University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards! These awards are the highest honor you can receive on campus for your sporting and cultural performance (or services to these). If you think you might be eligible (or know of someone else) head here to find out more and to nominate yourself or a buddy!

OUSA Blues and Golds Awards

At OUSA we LOVE celebrating our students and we are excited that the nominations are now open for the University of Otago Blues and Golds Awards! These awards are the highest honor you can receive on campus for your sporting and cultural performance (or services to these). If you think you might be eligible (or know of someone else) head here to find out more and to nominate yourself or a buddy!

Kiwi Hosting 2018

Uni Flats will be recruiting for 2018 Kiwi Hosts from Monday 17 July. If you will be a third year student (or the equivalent of) in 2018 and are genuinely interested in flatting with international students then Kiwi Hosting may be for you; pick up an application pack from the Uni Flats office at 109 St David Street. If you have any queries please contact Croisella Trengrove, croisella.trengrove@otago.ac.nz

Otago Global Exchange Week, 14-18 August 2017

Exchange Week provides you with opportunities to find out more about specific destination countries and key information that will help you plan for your exchange. There will also be additional sessions of our regular Exchange Information Seminars, and lots of opportunities to meet with Otago students who have been on exchange.

Nutrition workshops at Unipol 9 & 16 August

Are you keen to learn about nutrition and healthy eating? We are running three one hour workshops from what to eat when you are working out to designing healthy and delicious meals. Sign up for one or do all three. Cost is just $5 per workshop. Limited spaces so get in quick; head on down to Unipol to sign up. Read all about the sessions.

Career Development Centre’s August & September Career Seminars & Workshops

Career workshops and seminars for July & August 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 & Networking. To find out more about these events, and also how to register for the presentations listed below Head to Career Hub

Master of Nursing Science Information Session: 8 August 2017: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room 5:00pm-6:00pm
Become a nurse - build on any degree: Students from all fields are invited to hear how you can use your degree to become a nurse with our 2 year Christchurch based, Master of Nursing Science programme.

Employer Presentations in August

Disney International Information Session: 7 August 2017 9:00am – 10:30am, NZ School of Tourism, 9 Moray Place, Dunedin
Find out how you could travel to the US and spend five months to one year working for Disney
International.

Plant and Food 2017-2018 Summer Studentship Launch: 10 August 2017: 4:30pm – 6:30pm - Main Common Room, University Union
Come and learn more about the Summer Studentship opportunities at Plant & Food Research for all Science students.

Education Personnel Teaching Recruitment: 14 August 2017:
12:00pm – 1:00pm - University of Otago, College of Education, Teaching Wing
Lynda Western from Education Personnel will be on campus to assist Teaching and Education students about how to become more employable in the NZ job market.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up Excel PC - Kick Start & Making Posters

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

Excel PC - Kick Start & Making Posters

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.