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Other Services

This section contains information about activities where the Director's Office acts as sponsor for the particular activity such as the University ID Card, Justices of the Peace and links to other useful information about accommodation and emergency mangement.

Accommodation Services

The Accommodation Services can assist you to find the best accommodation option to suit your needs.


The Otago Tertiary Chaplains provide help to anyone dealing with spiritual or religious questions, homesickness or grief, no matter their faith.

Emergency Management

The University has developed emergency and risk management plans and policies.

ID Cards - Students, Staff & other Card Services

The ID Card Office issues cards with dual proximity and swipe functionality for all students and staff, as well as contractors and visitors to departments. Student cards display your name, username, and student email address. After hours building access is set and authorised by your department.

International Student Support


Justices of the Peace (JPs)

Find out if you need a JP and where they are on campus and in the community.



Māori Students’ Association - Te Roopu

Works as an advocate for the needs of Maori students.

Marsh Study Centre

(Opened in February 2013) is a new community based study centre in the heart of the student residential area, at the north end of Castle Street, adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, comprising a high quality 225 seat study facility, social space and café.

Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA)

What's happening at OUSA? dates & Divisional Contacts

Find out when the fortnightly e-newsletters are sent to students.

Student Critical Incident policy

The University's policy to assist Heads of Departments and Residential Colleges manage student critical incidents.

Student (global/mass) emails and Digital Screens policy


Student IT


Student Learning Centre


Services provided by OUSA

OUSA provides a range of services under contract to the University.

Other University Services