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Communicating the Loch Ness study
Earlier this month Otago’s Professor Neil Gemmell travelled to Scotland to reveal the findings of his environmental DNA study of Loch Ness. Anticipating an avalanche of global media attention, Senior Communications Adviser Mark Hathaway accompanied him. He writes about the experience for the Otago Bulletin Board.


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Sweet success of Endeavour Fund

University of Otago scientists have received their largest ever haul of funding from the Government’s Endeavour Fund with almost $38.5 million this year.


Awards recognise integral role of Dunedin School of Medicine’s teachers

Some of the country’s best medical teaching and teachers were celebrated this week at the University's Dunedin School of Medicine 2019 Teaching Awards.


School of Physiotherapy encourages people to ‘Stay Fan Fit’

A series of four videos have been produced to promote the School of Physiotherapy and coincide with the Rugby World Cup.



Would you like to start learning to paint, or to get back into it?

Join our painting class! Every Thursday during term time, 7pm to 9pm, at Logan Park High School.

Two-bedroom, centrally located home

Fantastic tidy, cosy house situated in a peaceful residential suburb.

Searching for a self-contained one-bed flat

I am a 34-year-old scientist and a staff member at the University.



Exhibition: Tuia - Southern Encounters

When James Cook sailed down the Otago coast in 1770 he observed what he thought to be a barren uninhabited land.


Ali Clarke's Blog: University of Otago 1869-2019 ~ writing a history

Otago 150 years

The book is out!

This blog started in 2013, at the beginning of the project to research and write a new history of the …

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Making news

Would-be tenants seek to live in cars on driveways to beat Auckland rents
18 August – New Zealand Herald

Effectiveness of Community Treatment Orders
17 August – Radio New Zealand

Campylobacter in Hawke's Bay
16 August – Radio New Zealand



Giving it Back: Dog Squad volunteers raise smiles

Arana College Assistant Warden Kirsten Eichstaedt’s is the second person to feature in the Bulletin Board’s new volunteer series, dedicated to staff who share their skills and time with the community.


Giving it Back: A Master of water and fire

The Master of Otago research vessel Polaris II Bill Dickson is the first profile in the Bulletin Board’s new volunteer series, dedicated to staff who share their skills and time with the community.