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Otago Connection: Issue 13

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Warm Dunedin sunshine and beaming faces greeted The Duchess of Cornwall during her first Royal visit to the University…


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Student Leadership Award adds new shine to Otago experience
The popularity of a new Student Leadership course – where students earn recognition for their volunteer efforts – is taking off…

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Fizz-ee Dance 2015 positive experience for Physical Education students
Most PE students are used to pushing the limits. But even for these athletes, the Fizz-ee Dance performance is a perennial challenge…

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Fundraising connects Surveying students to the community
A thoughtless act of vandalism has helped spark a new fundraising tradition among Otago’s Surveying students…

Other news at Otago

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Code Club volunteers
Teaching and learning intersect in one of the latest student volunteer programmes…

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Otago student only New Zealand finalist for prestigious international volunteer honours
If you need help with a volunteer project at the University of Otago, then Abigail Clark is likely the person you are looking for…

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2015 top teacher connects with students 
Dr Hunter Hatfield admits to having a common problem – remembering too easily the times when things go wrong in his lectures…

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Meet the Proctor 
When students return to campus early next year, they will be greeted by Otago’s newest Proctor, Mr Dave Miller…

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Innovation in the classroom
Both inside the classroom and out, innovation is the name of the game at the University of Otago, Christchurch…

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Reflections: Otago Rowing in 2015
Coach Glen Sinclair reflects on one of the most successful years on the water for the Otago University Rowing Club…

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Otago’s prestigious Blues and Golds Awards
Otago Blues and Golds Awards were recently presented to the top athletes, cultural stars, clubs and societies from Otago…

Otago in video

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The University of Otago, and its Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne, would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas with this montage featuring some of the many activities and groups you’ll find here at Otago outside of the lecture theatre. From our champion rowers to the Capping Show Band, enjoy a small slice of life at Otago.

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