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Benefits of working at Otago

Staff at the University of Otago enjoy a wide range of employee benefits, including great superannuation options, insurance packages, excellent discounts and study assistance options.

Professional development

Both Academic and General staff have access to a wide variety of professional development options.


University staff enjoy great offers on insurance packages. In particular, staff are able to make use of the University travel insurance, which provides great savings.

Flexible working arrangements

The University recognises the importance of a healthy work-life balance, and so we offer a range of work place options to assist staff in managing this.


University staff are able to get some great discounts from local businesses.

Leave & holidays

University staff are entitled to a range of leave types, including 5 weeks annual leave for permanent employees.

Study assistance

Professional development is an important part of working at Otago. Staff may be eligible for study assistance.

Retiring from Otago

Retiring can be the icing on the cake of an exciting career if you have prepared yourself for it. If you are thinking about retiring, there are a few things that you need to consider.

Campus services

Across the University campuses, staff can take advantage of campus services, including parking, childcare and recreational services.

Upcoming events

The University is a lively and friendly place with a wide range of lunchtime concerts, theatre, public lectures, seminars and more.