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Helping each other PASS

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Friday 22 October 2021

Peer Learning Programmes such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer Assisted Numeracy (PAN) are weekly interactive study sessions aimed at supporting student success, facilitated by second or third-year students. The programmes are offered through the Student Learning Development, part of the University’s Higher Education Development Centre.

Students shave for a cause

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Friday 22 October 2021

This year, ten students took on the Shave for a Cure campaign, saying goodbye to their locks and raising more than $18,000.

Māori dished out pills to mask chronic pain, study finds

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Friday 8 October 2021

Māori adults who experience chronic pain are being prescribed painkillers at the expense of best practice treatments and are not being offered referrals to specialists, research from the Māori community health provider, Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma and Research Trust and the University of Otago, Wellington has found.

Urgent need to tackle smoking rates in Pacific adults and youth

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Thursday 30 September 2021

New Zealand needs to take urgent action to reduce smoking in Pacific adults and youth if the country is to achieve its goal of reducing the number of smokers to less than five per cent of the population by 2025 according to a new report.

Wellington Activity Passport

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Tuesday 21 September 2021

The pocket-sized Pōneke Puka Mahi passport offers students the chance to tick off 32 of the capital’s best attractions.

A road map to ending diesel vehicle pollution

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Friday 17 September 2021

Researchers have developed a road map to accelerate the removal of light diesel vehicles, including cars, utes and vans, from New Zealand roads in a quest to clear the air.

Symposium organisers Zoom into action

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Tuesday 14 September 2021

A primary healthcare symposium hosted by Otago Medical School was a success despite having to be hastily moved online because of the COVID‑19 lockdowns.

He Kete Kōrero – Spring 2021

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Wednesday 8 September 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2021 edition of He Kete Kōrero with the latest news from the Wellington campus.

Dual treatment increases risk of heart attack – study

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Friday 13 August 2021

People using two different inhalers for common chronic lung diseases are more than 50 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than those on just one, new University of Otago-led research reveals.

Football team makes history

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Tuesday 10 August 2021

The Otago University Football Club recently made history as the first Otago team to progress to the quarter final of the Chatham Cup.

Ones to Watch: Indira Fernando

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Tuesday 10 August 2021

Just by being here as a sick, queer, woman of colour I make it easier for other people. This is what I would say to other students from minority backgrounds who want to pursue studies here.”

Ones to Watch: Nic Sinnott

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Friday 6 August 2021

A career that serves others is the dream for a medical student who believes that health care can be adapted to better reach high-risk communities.