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Edition #253 – 21 August 2017

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Silverline | A student wellbeing project

The struggle is real. Challenge the struggle.

Student mental health and wellbeing is important. Silverline is a student-led pilot to challenge how we all engage with mental health and wellbeing.

You'll be spotting some unexpected and creative initiatives on campus this semester, including Bring a Bro to Yoga, #justbecausebunches and #justbecauselunches, and the Silverline Wellbeing Festival on 15-16 September. Join the movement and show you give a sh*t. Follow us on Facebook.

2018 OUSA Executive Election nominations

Nominations open at 9am today, Monday 21 August for the 2018 OUSA Executive! This is your chance to help make the student experience at Otago University the best it possibly can be. Join the best students' association on the planet. Make change, help people and have your say.
For info on upcoming key dates visit our website.

Queerest Tea Party

The fabulous, the delicious, Queerest Tea party is back for semester two. Free tea, coffee, cakes and slices for everyone! With the world famous cup cake decorating competition, entertainment and performances by Andrew Wolff and Jake Hammer, you’ll never forgive yourself for not turning up. Follow the event on Facebook.

Snow Shed open at Unipol for your ski gear hire

Unipol’s Snow Shed is open 4-7pm Tues-Fri to get you booked and fitted with quality snow gear at super student prices. Hire your ski gear before you leave town and make the most of your time on the slopes.
Check out the gear & prices.

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

Career workshops and seminars for August & September 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.

Signal ICT Grad School Information Session: 23 August 2017 Centre for Innovation Seminar Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Dr Stuart Charters and Kylie Jackson from Signal ICT Grad School are going to give a short presentation on what their programme offers and how you can benefit from enrolling.
To find out more & to register for this session head to Career Hub
Employer Presentations in August

• JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Programme Information Session: 22 August 2017 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Interested in travelling and working abroad, find out about how you can live & work in Japan teaching English through the JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) programme. This is your opportunity to hear about how you can apply for the 2018 JET Programme.

• IEP Information Session: 29 August 2017 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
If you've dreamed about working at a summer camp in the USA, IEP can help you with your big OE.
Guy Rayfield from IEP will be on campus to discuss how IEP can take the stress out of your big adventure.
To find out more about these events, and also how to register for these presentations. Head to Career Hub.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up - R - Data Analysis Walkthrough & 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

R - Data Analysis Walkthrough & Word PC - Adding Pictures & Captions

Rubbish Skips 25 August

Skips will be out on Friday 25 August, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of the stuff you can’t put in your black bags or recycling bins. If the skip located closest to your flat/College is full, please take your rubbish to another skip at these locations.

If you can, it’s probably best to get rid of your rubbish before 3.30pm, as skips taken away to be emptied towards the end of the collection period may not be replaced with a new skip.

By now you probably know all about the DCC rubbish collection service requirements but just take a minute to refresh your memory. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.