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College Leaders Series: Have you met Christina Watson-Mills of Toroa College?

5 April 2018

In this instalment of the College Leaders Series, we introduce you to Christina Watson-Mills, Head of Toroa College.


Queerest Tea Party celebrates diversity

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) Queerest Tea Party on campus yesterday provided an opportunity for the University to celebrate its diverse student body – and for attendees to take part in some competitive cupcake decorating.

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College dogs with college jobs

Friday, 6 April 2018

When students move away from home to study at university, many of them leave their childhood pets behind.

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Baking up something good for the community

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Perfectly edible bananas that would otherwise be destined for the landfill are being put to good use feeding Dunedin’s most vulnerable children and families thanks to a unique partnership between KiwiHarvest and the University of Otago’s Human Nutrition programme.

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Caroline Freeman a popular namesake for students

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

It’s been three months since City College was re-named Caroline Freeman College, and students have already started referring to it by its catchy initials, “CFC”.

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Otago On Location: Glassblowing Unit

Monday, 26 March 2018

In Otago On Location, we bring Otago Connection readers behind the scenes of some of the University’s most stunning, unique, historic and amazing spaces. In this instalment, we visit the Glassblowing Unit.

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Taking friendly inter-college competition to the water

Friday, 16 March 2018

Students from nine of the University’s residential colleges competed in the Inter-College Rowing Festival last weekend, with the calm water and warm weather creating a fun environment for the morning’s activities.

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Otago student represents NZ at international business competition

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The University of Florida Heavener Business Case Competition attracts the smartest business students from around the world. The University of Otago sent double-degree finalist Claudia Grave to compete as a member of the New Zealand Universities' Team.

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Colleges spend O Week giving back to community

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

University of Otago students are well known for their generous spirit. They have already outdone themselves with the sheer number of volunteer hours put in over Orientation Week for charities and businesses around Dunedin.

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UNIO101 paper helps first-year students succeed

Monday, 5 March 2018

The transition from high school to university is a formative period in a teenager’s life but it can be a challenging time as well. Thankfully for Otago students, Dr Stephen Scott, Director of First-Year Experience, has helped create UNIO101 – a cheat-sheet of sorts for incoming Otago students to fast-track them to success.

Cuddle fix video

Cuddle Fix is back for another year easing stress, raising spirits and just being generally adorable at the University of Otago.

Channel 39: 1.36 min