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07 Feb February

2023 Public Health Summer School

Tuesday, 7 February 2023 at 9:00am - University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington
Offering 15 short courses (1–2 days) on a range of topics in public health. A great opportunity for professional development. Ideal for those working in health, research or policy. Held in-person in Wellington. Some courses online

08 Feb February

National Security School 2023

Wednesday, 8 February 2023 at 10:05am - St Margaret's College, 333 Leith Street, Dunedin
Rethinking New Zealand's National Security.

 

Serpentinite mud volcanoes as windows to the forearc of the Mariana Subduction Zone

Wednesday, 8 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Benson Common Room (Gn9, Geology Building), Dunedin and
Zoom via https://bit.ly/otagogeology

A seminar presented by Dr Catriona Menzies, Durham University. Geological processes at subduction zone margins control seismicity, plutonism/ volcanism, and geochemical cycling between the oceans, crust, and mantle.

11 Feb February

Ōtepoti Ocean Youth

Saturday, 11 February 2023 at 7:00am - New Zealand Marine Studies Centre, Dunedin
Ōtepoti Ocean Youth provides hands-on experiences learning about ocean conservation. Through development of skills in science communication, technology, marketing and event management you will take an active role in finding solutions.

13 Feb February

Vice-Chancellor's welcome back to staff

Monday, 13 February 2023 at 5:00pm - St David Complex lecture theatre and foyer, Dunedin campus
A welcome event for the University's front-line staff, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor.

 

Fofoa accommodation orientation

Thursday, 16 February 2023 at 9:00am -  Pacific Islands Centre, 520 Castle Street
Orientation for students who have received a 2023 Fofoa Accommodation Award.

 

Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Friday, 17 February 2023 at 12:30pm - 9th floor Seminar room, Dunedin Hospital, Dunedin
Department of Medicine Seminar Series: Mr Fraser Harrold, MBChB, PhD, FRCSEd (T&O) Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Otago – Improving the Assessment and Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

 

Campus tours

Monday, 20 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Monday, 20 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Ori '23

Monday, 20 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Turaka Hou Pōwhiri, Ōtākou Marae

Monday, 20 February 2023 - Te Huka Mātauraka (the Māori Centre), 515 Castle Street North
We warmly welcome you and your whānau to attend the pōwhiri at Ōtākou Marae.

 

Course advice

Monday, 20 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Monday, 20 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

Meet Locals in your area

Monday, 20 February 2023 at 4:00pm - Otago Business School Atrium, 60 Clyde St, Corner of Clyde Street and Union Street East
A social event for students who are flatting, boarding or living at home in their first year.

21 Feb February

Campus tours

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

Ori '23

Tuesday, 21 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Course advice

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 10:00am - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Locals pre-Collegiate Sports Day meet-up

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 11:30am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
A chance to take your new Locals t-shirt out for a spin, enjoy a Dunner stunner and kick off the intercollege competition for 2023.

 

University Collegiate Sports Day

Tuesday, 21 February 2023 at 12:30pm - Logan Park
An afternoon of social sport – complete with chants, flags and collegiate t-shirts.

22 Feb February

Campus tours

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

Ori '23

Wednesday, 22 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Course advice

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

Mature student meet and greet

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 10:00am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
A social event for first year students aged 20 or over.

 

Let’s get down to Business party

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 10:00am - Ground floor, Otago Business School
Nau mai, haere mai, and a very warm welcome to all BCom, BEntr, BComSci and BACom students.

 

Sciences course advice

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Smithell’s Gymnasium, 690 Cumberland Street
Expert academic advice for students enrolled in the BSc, BAppSc, BASc, BComSc, Surveying First Year or Engineering Intermediate.

 

The Amazing Trace (Locals)

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
Learn how to navigate campus in style. For students who are flatting, boarding or living at home in their first year.

 

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Orientation

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 2:15pm - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
Your introduction to everything about the Bachelor of Arts at Otago.

 

Locals Pre-Toga Party

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 6:00pm - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
Enjoy the lead up to your Toga Party in style with Locals! We have sheets and expert toga tiers ready to help you.

 

Toga Party

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 at 8:00pm - Union Lawn and Hall
Grab your sheets and head on down.

23 Feb February

Campus tours

Thursday, 23 February 2023 - St David Complex (front entrance)
Get to know the University campus, with a focus on your area of study.

 

Ori '23

Thursday, 23 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

UNIO 101: University transition and success

Thursday, 23 February 2023 - St David Complex Lecture Theatre
What you need to know about university study, including advice and study tips to set you up for academic success.

 

Course advice

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

eTransition: IT setup drop-in sessions

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 9:30am - St David Complex Seminar Rooms A and B
Get your device set up, and learn how to access and use the University's IT systems.

 

Locals welcome repeat

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 10:00am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)

 

Kai Māori Festival

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 11:00am - The open space next to Te Roopū Māori and Te Huka Mātauraka, 515 Castle St North
Featuring kai stalls, a live band, performances from local kapa haka roopū, spot prizes and competitions, and representation from mana whenua and all the Nga Roopū Māori executives.

 

Hāngī lunch

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 12:00pm - Te Huka Mātauraka, 515 Castle Street North
A welcome lunch for tauira Māori at Te Huka Mātauraka (the Māori Centre) – your “whānau on campus”.

 

Sciences course advice

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 1:00pm - Smithell’s Gymnasium, 690 Cumberland Street
Expert academic advice for students enrolled in the BSc, BAppSc, BASc, BComSc, Surveying First Year or Engineering Intermediate.

 

University of Otago Pacific Welcome

Thursday, 23 February 2023 at 5:30pm - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre (welcome) and St David Complex (dinner).
Our annual welcome event for all new and returning Pacific students and their families.

 

Ori '23

Friday, 24 February 2023
OUSA runs a programme of great music events, outdoor movies, a food festival and fun-filled daytime events.

 

Combined degrees overview

Friday, 24 February 2023 - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
An introduction to the combined degrees at Otago, for new BACom, BASc and BComSc students.

 

Preliminary lectures

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 8:30am - Various
Short presentations that give you important introductory information about your papers.

 

Locals HQ open day

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 9:00am - Locals HQ Takuahi Kirirarau (top floor, Union Building)
Come and hang out with the Locals Team at our HQ in between your prelim lectures.

 

Course advice

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 9:00am - AskOtago Central Hub, Information Services Building
Student advisers can help you review your study choices and check you’re on track to gain the most from your degree.

 

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) orientation

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 11:00am - Castle 1 Lecture Theatre
A dedicated orientation session for Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) students, to help you get set for the next three years.

 

Pride Night

Friday, 24 February 2023 at 4:00pm - Otago Museum Reserve Lawn
Join us for a celebration of queerness in Ōtepoti!

07 Mar March

Medical class of 1970 reunion

Tuesday, 7 March 2023 - Waiheke Island
Join the classmates for a reunion on beautiful Waiheke Island.