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Out now: Otago Connection Issue 17

Monday, 1 May 2017 9:51pm

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Coverage of this year's successful student-led Relay for Life is one of many great reads in the latest issue of Otago Connection. Photo: Sharron Bennett.

From shaved heads to locals welcomes and literary publications, the latest issue of Otago Connection is packed with student stories and highlights of life at Otago over the past few months. Issue 17 went out late last week.

Otago Connection is the Vice-Chancellor’s e-newsletter to parents, whanau and friends of Otago students.

In this issue you’ll read stories like that of Law/Chemistry student Bokyong Mun who was among five Otago students to win Blake Ambassador Awards as part of the Sir Peter Blake Trust Blake Ambassador programme, coverage of this year’s student-led Relay for Life event, and the story of Megan Goodwin who was among hundreds of entrance scholarship students formally welcomed to Otago earlier this year.

Other stories include, a look back at the Proctor’s first year in the role, an interview with Salmond College’s Maurie Jackways, a behind-the-scenes tour of Allen Hall Theatre, and the story of a Surveying student who trekked the length of the South Island to raise money for a cause close to his heart, and many more inspiring stories.

Would you like to subscribe? Or do you have a story suggestion?

Though Connection is written primarily with parents and whanau in mind, anyone is welcome to subscribe by emailing a request to

If you have an undergraduate student story idea you think would suit Connection, contact