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College art show showcases student talent

19 September 2018

A pencil sketch titled Turtle Island has taken the people’s choice award at Caroline Freeman College’s Annual Art Show held last week in the College’s Attic lounge.

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Saxons and sorcery in German student drama

Friday, 14 September 2018

Theatre and performance is, of course, a big part of the student experience for students enrolled in Otago’s many Music, Theatre and Performing Arts programmes. But taking to the stage is an annual tradition for students within the University’s German programme as well.

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Otago student selected to voyage on Sir Peter Blake’s research vessel

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Otago student Millie Mannering is one of two talented young New Zealanders who will be packing their bags for a 16-day Caribbean and Atlantic voyage onboard Sir Peter Blake’s legendary research schooner Seamaster, now named Tara, after winning a coveted Blake Ambassadorship.

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Touch ref takes top title

Monday, 27 August 2018

Otago student Courtney Hawke has been named the top female referee at the recent Youth Touch World Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Student advocate wins Inclusion and Diversity award

Monday, 27 August 2018

OUSA international Officer, representing 2,500 international students at the University of Otago, Umi Asaka won the Inclusion and Diversity Award at the New Zealand Youth Awards earlier this year.

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Futsal star keeps goal in sight when making university choice

Monday, 20 August 2018

Wishing to build on her success in futsal, Britneylee Nicholson had a few things to consider before deciding which university to attend. Such factors as scholarships, programme of study, distance learning, competitions and performance pathways all played a part in her final choice.

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Scholarship students hitting their stride at Otago

Thursday, 9 August 2018

A wide range of entrance scholarships are available for students to study at the University of Otago and for Otago students to study at other institutions around the world. Here we introduce you to just a few of the hundreds of students who received undergraduate scholarships this year


Otago University rugby on top in Dunedin

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

“The students” University A team has just completed its most successful rugby campaign since 2010, finishing top on points compared to all the Premier men’s rugby teams in Dunedin, and as joint winners of the Premier Competition Shield played on Saturday (the Speights shield).

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Hometown attraction for University of Otago scholarship winner

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

When your skills on the basketball court are as good as 19-year-old Nicole Ruske’s, the world is your oyster. But when it came to choosing which university the St Hilda’s graduate would attend, there was never any doubt she would stick close to home and study at the University of Otago.

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Humour: a tool to knock you off your pedestal

Friday, 13 July 2018

Third-year student Alexander Torrie shares his thoughts on using humour in patient-care. The piece was written as part of the "Humour, Culture and Media" Humanities Selective within the Otago School of Medicine's Early Learning in Medicine programme. It was originally published on the "Corpus: Conversations about medicine and life" blog.

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Caroline Freeman College officially opened

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

The students living there have been calling it “home” since February, but the official opening of the newly re-named Caroline Freeman College took place at a formal ceremony held earlier this week.

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A group of secondary school pupils of Māori descent took part in a week-long On Campus Experience in August, where they sampled living and learning at Otago University in a fully funded scholarship.

YouTube: 4.11 min