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Otago Connection: Issue 9

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At the end of another successful year, the Vice-Chancellor and Otago's own Selwyn Ballet wish you a Merry Christmas! Watch the video…

 

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Medical student shaves her head for a good cause
Her long, flowing locks may be gone, but third-year medical student Sophie McKellar has no regrets…

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University Challenge team off to a strong start
Right from the start, Otago’s University Challenge team has proven themselves a capable group…

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‘Best of the best’ honoured with Blues and Golds
Otago Blues and Golds awards were presented to the top athletes and cultural stars from the University…

Other news at Otago

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Students don frocks to support education in Africa
Hiking in a dress may seem odd to some, but for four Otago students, it was a perfect way to raise awareness for a cause they’re passionate about…

 
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The transformative power of education 
International Relations expert Professor Robert Patman delivered a powerful address to graduates at an early December graduation ceremony in the Dunedin Town Hall…

 
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Knitting for newborns once more 
It seems a group of Dunedin School of Medicine students just can’t stay away from needles – knitting needles, that is…

 
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The heat is on for this year’s Residential College Chef of the Year competition
Eleven teams competed in a culinary battle royale at this year’s Residential College Chef of the Year cooking competition…

 
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Visitors' Centre opens online shop
Getting your hands on University of Otago memorabilia, clothing and accessories has never been easier…

 
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Student thrilled with NZSO recording experience
Composition student Sam van Betuw was ‘hopeful’ but not entirely convinced his piece, Midnight in the Woods, would make the cut…

 
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“Wallflower” wins 2014 OUSA top teacher award
Keeping lecture material current is one way this year’s winner of the annual OUSA Teaching Awards engages her students…

 
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Otago student wins Eureka! Sir Paul Callaghan Trophy
Neuroscience student, Sam Hall-McMaster, has taken out the award with a presentation that could solve some of New Zealand’s health and environmental issues…

 
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Many ways to experience Otago
You don’t need to be an Otago student to experience all that the University has to offer…

 

Students in the news video

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The University of Otago is home to the world's premier course in Science and Natural History Filmmaking. Taught in association with NHNZ, the world's second-largest producer of factual films. Watch the ONE News video about the success of recent graduate Ashwika Kapur as well as coverage of this year's student film premieres.

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