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Otago Connection: Issue 9


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



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…


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


‘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


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…


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…


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…


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…


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


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…


“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…


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…


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

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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