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Edition #254 – 4 September 2017

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OUSA Executive elections

The nominees are in and the race is on for the 2018 OUSA Executive. If you haven’t seen all the faces plastered around campus then make sure you take a wander or grab a copy of this week’s Critic so you know who is running! Forums will be held in the Main Common Room on the 5, 6 and 7 September with voting open the following week, 11 to 14 September. The OUSA exec represent YOU as students so make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook event for updates on more info.

Silverline Student Wellbeing Festival 15-16 September

The Silverline Festival is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing, including those that you would not typically expect, SO the festival is all for you, and for all of you.

The event is set to include thought-provoking TED style talks, some amazing workshops, music, YOGA, fun and yes of course FOOD for festival goers who attend!

This flagship event is proud to include speakers who are both homegrown and internationally renowned. They are all mega passionate about what they do and are excited to come down and share their knowledge and stories with Otago students - Stay tuned to find out more about these EPIC speakers in the lead up to the festival!

Tickets are $15 (WHAT A STEAL) but even better you can buy 2 tickets for $20!!! If you are keen to register NOW follow this link to our funky looking website.

So get your mates together and signup now to be a part of the Silverline Festival 2017 and #Challengethestruggle

Bring a Bro to Yoga Wednesday 20 September

Do you know a guy who would love to give yoga a go but won't because yoga is just for girls?? Well would you look at that! Bring a Bro to Yoga is the perfect opportunity for you to bring that guy, mate or talk your team into coming along. This event is all about getting guys and girls who have never tried yoga amongst it in an atmosphere that is all about having a laugh and trying something new. The event is FREE so come along and test this yoga thing out!

Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017
Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Place: Unipol
More info

Graduation applications for December 2017 ceremonies opens 25 September

Graduation applications open on 25 September and close on 9 October. To graduate either in person or in absentia you must submit an application via the Graduation Link in your eVision student portal. If the graduation link is not available by the time that applications open, email immediately. More information.

Career Development Centre’s September Career Seminars & Workshops

Career workshops and seminars for 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.
Come and meet employers hiring staff for the summer holidays and beyond!

Careers Events in September
To find out more about these events, and also how to register for these presentations head to Career Hub.

2017 Summer Jobs Expo
Wednesday 6 September 2017, 11am - 2pm the Link, Union
Looking for seasonal work over summer or are you graduating and are looking at career options?

Careers for BA's: Public and Private Sector, Social Enterprise
Tuesday 12 September 2017, 5pm-7pm, Hunter Centre Atrium, Great King Street (opposite Dental School)

Are you aspiring a role where you can create positive impact?
Meet our guest speakers from the public and private sector and learn how your BA can lead to a rewarding career.
Bookings for this are essential via Career Hub

Immigration NZ: Information session for International Students
Thursday 14 September 2017, 5pm-7pm, Burns Lecture Theatre One: Arts Building
Living & Working in New Zealand: An overview of your visa options
Information Session provided by Immigration New Zealand - Sectors & Skills Relationship Manager, Craig Walsh.

LockinChina: Careers workshop
Wednesday 13 September2017, 5:30pm – 8pm, Hunter Centre, Seminar Rooms G30 a&b, Great King Street (opposite Dental School)
Are you returning home to China after your studies?
LockinChina's careers workshop will help provide you with strategies and tips on how to stand out amongst the crowd in China's current job market.
Find out more and register for this workshop.

SSJ: The Dunedin Business Internship Programme: Speed Dating Interviews
Wednesday 20 September 2017, 5pm-8pm the Hub, Otago Polytechnic, Forth Street

This programme gives tertiary students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience with innovative Dunedin businesses. Interns are paid for their work and gain experience in a real-world environment.
The speed dating event is a way for students to meet with businesses face – to –face and to see if your skills match up with what their business is looking for.
Registrations for the speed dating interview event are essential.
Register & to find out more about the event.

Why not study overseas in 2018 as part of your Otago programme

The Otago Global Student Exchange Programme allows students to spend one or two semesters at one of the 100 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.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up Word PC - Adding Pictures & Captions & R - Data Analysis Walkthrough

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 - Adding Pictures & Captions & R - Data Analysis Walkthrough

OUSA Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival Saturday, November 11

Celebrate the end of the academic year with us at the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival 2017! After an epic day last year, tickets are down to the hundreds so if you are keen to come along, enjoy some craft beers and foods and jam out with some of New Zealand’s great talents then you might want to head here and lock your tickets down ASAP (pssst there is a special student price ticket). Saturday, November 11, see you there!