Online book club
500 enthusiastic alumni from across the globe have joined our first Online Book Club, and are at the moment reading “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.
Without the ability to meet our internationally-based alumni face-to-face it is exciting to be able to offer this online form of engagement. More than 120 alumni have made personal introductions in the book club forum, many of whom are looking to extend their reading material and engage with others from their alma mater.
Happy reading and discussing!
Sadly our face-to-face events with our overseas alumni are on hold for the foreseeable future. We are looking forward to holding our first face-to-face event in Dunedin on July 4.
Partnering with the Highlanders rugby team, we are excited to host a breakfast with the Highlanders' coaches before the team takes on the Crusaders.
We are pleased to able to host graduations on campus again in August where an extra graduation has been added to help accommodate those graduands who were to graduate in May.
- 15 August at 3pm – Degrees and diplomas in Science, Applied Science, Biomedical Sciences, Physical Education, Surveying, Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Radiation Therapy
- 29 August at 3pm – Degrees and diplomas in Arts, Education Music, Teaching, Theology, Law, Commerce and the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Planning is underway for a variety of virtual events. Please keep an eye on your inbox for details. Please also feel free to get in touch with any ideas for future engagement either in person or online, by emailing Donnella, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Otago and COVID-19: Playing our part (video)
Top honours for Otago alumni
Your Story - A long and wonderful journey
Opportunities for alumni – Young Alumni Awards