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“You are not alone” students told at Convocation
More than 4,000 new first-year students were urged to make the most of their time at Otago during the 2019 convocation ceremony at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Monday night.


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Who-Dunnit? Popular Summer School brings CSI to Otago

Blood spatter, fingerprinting, bitemarks, and DNA analysis. They’re the stuff of TV CSI crime shows but they’re also standard fare in one of the most enduringly popular papers offered in the University of Otago’s Summer School.


Science Academy welcomes new co-ordinator

There was no easing into Wendy Dunn’s new role as Science Teaching Co-ordinator for Science Academy (OUASSA) when she welcomed 64 year 13 students and 15 teachers on to campus last month.


Hundreds turn out for tauira Māori powhiri

A record-breaking powhiri for Māori students has kickstarted the University of Otago’s Orientation Week in style.



Fully furnished home available April to mid July 2019

This fully furnished, sunny house has three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and is situated in East Taieri, Mosgiel.

Short-term accommodation available for visiting academics/staff

Are you visiting Dunedin and need homely, affordable, welcoming accommodation? Or a you a Department Administrator who helps co-ordinate visitors? We have a range of guest rooms and self-contained units available for visiting staff and academics.

ART classes for children

Kerry Mackay and Pamela Brown - Artists & Art Educators - offer weekly ar classes, in blocks of five weeks, 4pm to 5:30pm.


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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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.