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2019 archives

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Law student volunteers her time throughout studies

Thursday 19 December 2019

A feature of law graduand Norhan El Sanjak’s time at Otago was continuing volunteer work in the community, which was both professionally and personally rewarding, and pushed her “out of [her] comfort zone.”

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First class of Bachelor of Health Sciences graduating

Monday 16 December 2019

Growing up Ivana Pereira thought she needed to become a doctor or a lawyer to help her people, but studying at Otago opened her eyes to the wide array of careers public health can offer.

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Knoxies run for Motor Neurone Disease

Wednesday 13 November 2019

A group of Knox College members and alumni put on their sneakers and took part in the Dunedin Marathon to raise awareness and fundraise for Motor Neurone Disease (MND) NZ

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Grant recognises football success

Wednesday 2 October 2019

On the heels of its success in the Dunedin league, the Otago University Association Football Club Te Kapa Poiwhana o te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou men’s premier team has received a grant of $5,500 from the Vice-Chancellor’s strategic fund, as a 150th anniversary initiative.

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Staff and students Strike 4 Climate

Monday 30 September 2019

Staff and students from Otago joined together with school pupils to call for action in relation to climate change during the Strike 4 Climate last Friday.

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Students volunteer to help Fox Glacier clean up

Thursday 12 September 2019

A volunteer trip to help clear rubbish from Fox Glacier gave Otago students a “confronting” look at the damage plastic consumption can have on the environment.

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Otago students volunteer in Malaysia

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Otago student Meredith Walker spent her mid-year break in Malaysia volunteering in a programme for underprivileged children.

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Otago student promising cricketer

Thursday 29 August 2019

Otago student promising cricketer. For Claudia Green cricket is not just a game, it’s an opportunity to perform at the highest levels in sport.

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Otago swimmer longlisted for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Thursday 22 August 2019

Caitlin Deans is one step closer to achieving her dream of representing New Zealand on an international level after being longlisted for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Otago student joins Volts, advocates for mental health

Friday 19 July 2019

Whether Max Chu is behind the wickets or talking about mental health the Otago student is giving it his all.

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Dental research could mean big savings

Tuesday 16 July 2019

A fourth-year undergraduate dental student has already made a mark in the world of dental research – and her findings could bring future savings to New Zealand’s dental practices.

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Somerville Shield goes home with Selwyn College

Thursday 4 July 2019

Selwyn College and Knox College battled it out on the rugby field for the Somerville Shield as part of the University's 150th anniversary celebrations throughout Queen’s Birthday Weekend.

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Celebrating 150 years at Otago

Wednesday 3 July 2019

The photos tell the story – the 150th celebrations at Queen’s Birthday weekend were a colourful, joyful tribute to the past 150 years and a window to the hope and promise of Otago’s future.


Silverline recognised at national awards

Thursday 20 June 2019

University of Otago mental health and wellbeing initiative Silverline was the joint winner of the Youth Health Volunteer Team Award at the Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, held earlier this week.

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Otago student finds his roots at University

Thursday 20 June 2019

Cameron Young always ticked the New Zealand European box on forms, but since finding his roots at the University of Otago he is proud to tick the Pacific Islander box.

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Students walk to support Cancer Society

Monday 17 June 2019

University of Otago students have passed a baton of cash to the Otago branch of the Cancer Society of NZ following a successful Otago Students Relay for Life earlier this year.

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Teddy Bear Hospital a hit

Friday 14 June 2019

Medical and dental students involved in the Teddy Bear Hospital were kept on their toes with hundreds of young pre-school children bringing in their favourite cuddly toy for a check up from 13-18 May.