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Afghan Student's Association a necessity

Monday 29 November 2021

The Afghan Student’s Association (ASA) was founded at the end of 2020 with the intention of creating a community for the local Afghan students.

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The potential to be the next generation of leaders

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Every year the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) brings together students from across the country who have potential to be the next generation of leaders for the Voices of the Future (VOTF) conference.

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Students shine in FAME awards

Wednesday 10 November 2021

The high calibre of entries from the University of Otago has led to two School of Performing Arts students being awarded $10,000 FAME Emerging Practitioner Awards.

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Students shave for a cause

Friday 29 October 2021

This year, ten students took on the Shave for a Cure campaign, saying goodbye to their locks and raising more than $18,000.

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Ones to Watch: Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe

Friday 29 October 2021

“Sleep doesn’t happen often” laughs third-year student Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe as he reflects on what has been a busy year so far with many achievements.

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Helping each other PASS

Friday 29 October 2021

Peer Learning Programmes such as Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) and Peer Assisted Numeracy (PAN) are weekly interactive study sessions aimed at supporting student success, facilitated by second or third-year students. The programmes are offered through the Student Learning Development, part of the University’s Higher Education Development Centre.

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Charities and lockdown

Friday 29 October 2021

Charities and small organisations can face challenges at the best of times but during a pandemic further obstacles can present in a multitude of ways.

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Māori leadership is crucial in Kiwi business

Friday 29 October 2021

Māori leadership is a crucial aspect for the future of any kiwi business. For the Otago School of Business, this is the reason a new programme which aims to develop leadership skills in promising Māori students has been developed.

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Recognising sporting, cultural and community achievements

Wednesday 27 October 2021

The Blues and Golds Awards are an annual event of significance in recognising sporting, cultural and community achievements. This years ceremony looked a little different under Alert Level 2 guidelines, but they definitely weren’t any less exciting.

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Student-led te reo Māori classes popular with peers

Friday 17 September 2021

An eight-week te reo Māori class for medical students, set up by fellow students, was so popular it will be repeated in future years. The organisers explain how Te Reo Kia Ora sessions at the Hunter Centre began, the philosophy behind the classes and their hopes for the future.

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International students affected by COVID-19 restrictions return

Tuesday 10 August 2021

While New Zealand’s borders are still closed the government has accepted the return of a few current international students whose studies have been affected by border restrictions. This has allowed for a few Otago students from China to return to their studies in-person after completing 14 days in MIQ.

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Ones to Watch: Indira Fernando

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Just by being here as a sick, queer, woman of colour I make it easier for other people. This is what I would say to other students from minority backgrounds who want to pursue studies here.”

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The hospital-level patient-treatment building for New Zealand’s only national centre for dentistry is right here in Dunedin.

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