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Have doctor’s bag, will travel 

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Monday 12 July 2021

Dr Jenny Visser has led the postgraduate interdisciplinary travel medicine programme from the Wellington campus since 1999.

Alumni scholar makes the leap from law to cupcakes and the business of baking

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Wednesday 7 July 2021

Since graduating with an LLB and BA from Otago in 2010, Grace Kreft has been on a mission. Her desire to follow her instincts and forge a career from the things she loves most has seen her make the leap from law to baking, to business, and now into marketing - with a dusting of bringing people together on the side.

Events feature big discussion on small nations


Monday 21 June 2021

The University of Otago again provided a focal point for discussion on the close bonds between Aotearoa New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland during a recent visit by Faran Foley, the Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Ireland to New Zealand and Samoa.

Young filmmaker hatches cracking kiwi doco

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Friday 18 June 2021

Otago alumna Madeleine Brennan's documentary 'Growing Up Kiwi' is a finalist in the 2021 International Wildlife Film Festival, and an Official Selection of the 2021 Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.

Geology gift provides unique hands-on fieldwork opportunities

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Thursday 17 June 2021

Seeing a need for today's geology students to develop their hands-on field skills, Otago Geology alumnus Clynt Nauman and his fellow geologist and wife Jan decided to put their support behind re-establishing and enhancing two field trips run by Otago's Department of Geology.

Lecture Hot Picks - @Otago 27

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Thursday 17 June 2021

Every semester Otago academics, and visiting lecturers, share a wealth of information through their public lectures – we warmly invite you to access these online

Top honours for University of Otago alumni and staff

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Thursday 17 June 2021

An inspirational group of 21 University of Otago alumni and staff received Queen's Birthday Honours at the weekend. The 18 alumni and three staff members were recognised for their outstanding contribution and service across a diverse range of areas.

Love, tragedy, identity - good reads from Dame Fiona Kidman

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Thursday 17 June 2021

The nights are long this time of year, and what better way to spend the evening than with a good book? To help get us through the winter, we approached renowned author Dame Fiona Kidman DNZM OBE for a few "good reads" recommendations.

Twins serve up some winter wellness

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Thursday 17 June 2021

Their careers might be going in different directions, but Emily and Sophie Martin - aka Instagram influencers the Tasty Twins - are still producing delicious recipes and promoting ways for their followers to achieve a healthy life balance.

Two exceptional young graduates' stories so far

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Thursday 17 June 2021

Tom Devine and Georgia Bellett are heading to the USA on prestigious scholarships. Tom has received the William Georgetti Scholarship and is going to Columbia University and Georgia has been awarded the NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship and will attend University of California at Berkeley.

Otago Images

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Thursday 17 June 2021

As the shortest day of the year approaches we take a look back at last winter's brief, but beautiful, dusting of snow that covered the campus and much of Dunedin.

Alumni in the news

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Thursday 17 June 2021

Alumni in the news - an overview of some of the amazing things that University of Otago alumni are doing right now.

Emeritus title for Tucker


Thursday 10 June 2021

The longest serving Dean of the School of Pharmacy has been given an Emeritus title.

Hākitekura and Wanaka

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Wednesday 2 June 2021

The beauty of Queenstown and Wanaka were matched at our recent alumni events by the performances of Drs Tessa Romano and Luca Manghi.

Sheila Langridge: Otago and other adventures

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Wednesday 5 May 2021

An unpublished memoir by one of our History alumni has delighted her grandchildren and given the Alumni office a treat. This is Sheila's story of her time at Otago from 1949 - 51.

Nicholas Madden – singing for royalty is all in a day's work

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Wednesday 5 May 2021

Singing at royal weddings and funerals, with your performance being televised to millions around the world, is literally all in a day's work for Nicholas (Nick) Madden, Otago alumnus and Lay Clerk in the Choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor.

Pūtea Tautoko steps up for Otago’s students

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Tuesday 4 May 2021

International PhD students Grace Duke and Jessica Valisa say the support they received from Otago’s Pūtea Tautoko fund has made it possible for them to finish their degrees.

Return to the Gardies

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Wednesday 14 April 2021

Close to 100 alumni and friends attended the pre-match function at the Marsh Study Centre, the former Gardens Sports Tavern.