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Free vacant flat checks by Campus Watch over the summer break

If you’re leaving your flat unattended over the summer break, Campus Watch can drop by and do a free daily security check for you. While they can’t guarantee your flat won’t be broken into (burglars can be determined folk!) their presence can act as a deterrent and if any break-ins do happen, they are more likely to be discovered straight away.

You can sign up your flat anytime by filling out this form to register and dropping it into the Proctor’s office a week before you leave town. Campus Watch also have UV markers for you to mark your valuables.

Keep your flat and belongings safe by locking your windows and doors locked when your flat is empty, taking your valuables with you, UV marking your belongings, and signing up to the free flat checks.

Exam specials with OUSA

The time has come, and the library is becoming more visibly packed! Exams suck, but we’ve got you covered! From 24 hour study space information to free breakfasts, box out your stress to free sauna sessions. Head to our website and check out all the exam specials we are offering at OUSA from now until the end of the year to help make the period a little less stressful.

My eQuals is here

Your official academic documents are now available to view and share on My eQuals.

More info here or at Myequals

Programmes and careers in Public Health, 25 October

The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine will be holding an information evening for programmes and careers in Public Health on October 25from 5.30-6.30pm. It will take place on the 1st floor of ADAMS in the common room (1.20). Please share this with anyone interested in coming along.

This information evening will:
• Give you an opportunity to hear about the postgraduate programmes in Public Health at Otago and discuss them with staff, researchers, graduates and public health professionals.
• Introduce you to staff at Preventive and Social Medicine and their research areas/interests.
• Explore some of the careers available with a postgraduate qualification in Public Health.

For catering purposes please RSVP by October 20 to Cori Holmes

Career Development Centre’s October & November Career Seminars & Workshops

You can book now for career workshops and seminars for October & November by logging in to Career Hub.
Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, Successful Interviews & Networking.

The Career Development Centre is still open during the semester exam period and our career advisers are still available for careers appointments at this time.

So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at or in person if you would like to arrange an appointment. Our location is a mere hop, skip and jump from the Central library in the ISB.

Orientation 2018, not long now

Believe it or not, 2018 is just around the bend and we are in full planning mode to make this coming Orientation an absolute banger! You’ll see some old faves pop up like Toga Party, Clubs Day, Tent City and the famous Rummage Sale, but we also have some new, exciting events and initiatives (like a voluntary glass ban) up our sleeves. Keep a close eye on our website and Facebook page over the next couple of weeks for dates and all the goss.

Extra skips & DCC rubbish collections – Fridays 20 & 27 and Saturdays 21 & 28 October

Make sure your flat is cleaned out thanks to extra skips, recycling and rubbish collections! Don’t get stung by your landlord or the ORC, make sure you make use of the skips and extra DCC rubbish collections.

Skips will be out on Fridays 20 & 27 & Saturdays 21 & 28 October, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of all that stuff you can’t put out in your black sacks or recycling bins. The DCC recycling bins and rubbish bag collections will be done on the same days; place bags & bins on the kerbside by 7am on collection days.

If skips located closest to your flat are full, please take your rubbish to another skip at these locations and note the future skip dates.

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

Take a minute to remind yourself about the DCC rubbish collection service requirements for using DCC rubbish bags only. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.