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Otago Connection: Issue 10

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Before attending their first class or opening their first textbook, students were given a warm and memorable welcome in February. Read more…

 

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Out of the classroom and onto the Southern Ocean
Two Otago students experienced the voyage of a lifetime in the Southern Ocean over summer…

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Tolaga Bay student’s amazing journey at Otago inspires winning idea
Now in his final year of study, Grant Kingi won't be going home empty handed…

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Doing their part, right from the start
Classes hadn’t even begun and already 264 Arana College residents were hard at work volunteering…

Other news at Otago

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University takes cricketing glory
Though both teams played hard, the University team will go down in the record books as the winner of the inaugural Town vs Gown cricket match…

 
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Triple crown achievement 
University of Otago Law and Music student Latafale Auva’a now has a third crown to add to her already impressive collection…

 
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Getting behind Relay for Life 
Decked out in fairy wings and tutu, Abigail Clark might stick out a little bit in any other setting, but at Relay for Life, the costume is all just part of the fun…

 
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New Canon Scholarship recognises Otago Business School students’ excellence
Twenty-six Business School students at the University of Otago received the inaugural Canon Excellence Award and Scholarship…

 
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Otago student wins Loman Friedlander prize
Sixth-year University of Otago Law student, Kari Schmidt, has been awarded the Loman Friedlander Award for her dissertation…

 
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Criminology Minor exciting addition to Otago
Otago’s new minor in Criminology will teach students to step outside news headlines and really question what crime and victimisation are all about…

 
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Otago study indicates exercise sharpens the young adult brain
Regular physical activity improves brain function even in young adults considered in their prime…

 
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Otago students take home top prize with #YouHadMeAtBacon
Otago students Johnny Sekhbraoudine, Nathan Wilson and Gabriel Mathieson recently landed the New Zealand Post Student Marketer of the Year award…

 

Otago in the news video

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University of Otago Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne shares her thoughts about leadership and what it takes to be an effective leader: knowledge and hard work, deep appreciation of human strength and weakness, as well as a clear understanding of yourself.

(4 min)