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College Leaders Series: Have you met Rosemary Tarbotton of Te Rangi Hiroa College?

14 November 2018

At the helm of each college is a leader — known as a Warden at some colleges, Head of College or College Master at others — who is responsible for all aspects of the running and day-to-day management of the college, its residents, and staff. In this instalment of the College Leaders Series, we introduce you to Rosemary Tarbotton, Head of Te Rangi Hiroa College.

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Otago creates Office of Student Success

Friday, 30 November 2018

The Head of the University’s newly created Office of Student Success, Dr Stephen Scott, is very excited about the difference it will make for Otago students.

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Otago Career Development Centre voted NZ’s best

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The University of Otago Career Development Centre has been voted the best among New Zealand’s eight universities for 2018 by the New Zealand Association for Graduate Employers (NZAGE).

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Top teachers named by OUSA

Thursday, 25 October 2018

For the second year in row, a teacher from Otago’s School of Business has been named the University’s best by students.

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Curtain falls on PE’s final dance performance 

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences held the final performance for its last dance and gymnastics paper at the beginning of this month. The Division of Sciences’ Communications Adviser Guy Frederick was caught the action for the Otago Connection.

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Bird eyes indigenous connections in Chile

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A University of Otago tauira selected for a delegation to Chile is hoping to build lifelong connections and highlight the benefits of speaking Te Reo Maori.

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TV quotes sum up leadership lessons

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

When asked to describe how taking part in Otago’s Student Leadership Award has enhanced her life, fifth-year student Maddi Ingham turned to her “guilty habit” – movies and TV.

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“Unforgettable” send-off for Mark Henaghan

Friday, 12 October 2018

Departing Law Professor Mark Henaghan doesn’t use social media – so he was utterly surprised at a huge, and moving send-off organised for him yesterday by his students.

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Responsibility leadership blooms

Thursday, 11 October 2018

The Dunedin Night Shelter has benefited by over $9,700 from a two-fold increase in the number of students taking the Otago Business School’s Department of Management course, MANT252 Developing Responsible Leadership.

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Sea Cleaners Youth Ambassador in our midst

Friday, 5 October 2018

John Commissaris, an Applied Science and Law student, was among eight young Kiwis chosen to be a Sea Cleaners Youth Ambassador and travel to Oahu and clean up rubbish on their beaches. While there, John and his fellow ambassadors presented to various schools, as well as to the NZ Consulate General and staff. Now back in Dunedin, John sat down with Otago Connection to share his thoughts on plastic pollution and on his once-in-a-lifetime experience in Hawaii.

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Otago’s growing rowing success

Monday, 1 October 2018

Otago University Rowing Club’ Senior Men’s Rowing Eight won all three races in the annual test series with Russia’s St Petersburg State University in September, building a solid platform for next year’s big local events.

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Aquinas students help dog-owners protect wildlife

Friday, 28 September 2018

Protected wildlife on Dunedin’s beaches may be a little safer thanks to Aquinas College students’ help with a Department of Conservation wildlife awareness event, Dog’s Day Out.

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Otago wins National Tertiary Basketball Championship

Monday, 24 September 2018

The 2018 New Zealand National Tertiary Basketball Champions have been crowned with University of Otago winning the men’s championship and Lincoln University claiming the women’s title.

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College art show showcases student talent

Wednesday, 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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Economist essay competition win for Denzel

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Persuasive arguments for cultural acceptance, delivered with “flair and wit”, won University of Otago Health Sciences First Year student Denzel Chung the Open Borders category in The Economist’s international Open Future essay and video competition.

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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.

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