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Update on release of PBRF results to University of Otago staff

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The panel assessment process for the 2018 PBRF Quality Evaluation is now complete and the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) have announced their programme for the release of results. Interim results and reports at an institutional level and by assessment panels will be released on the TEC website on Tuesday 30 April, including infographics of the sector performance as well as longitudinal analysis over all four QE rounds.

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Internationalisation of the Curriculum Initiative Grants

Friday, 22 March 2019

Applications are invited for Internationalisation of the Curriculum Initiative Grants. If you are a full or part-time member of staff for whom teaching or the co-ordination of academic courses is a substantial part of your job, and are interested in research that will lead to significant developments in the curriculum or your teaching practice (including content, delivery method and/or assessment practice), you may be eligible for the above grants.

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Matariki Network of Universities' Travel Awards

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Applications are invited for the University of Otago's Matariki Network of Universities’ (MNU) Travel Awards. The purpose of these Awards is to enable academic and professional staff at the University of Otago to meet with colleagues from MNU member universities to develop and/or enhance collaboration. That collaboration can be research or teaching/curriculum related. The Travel Awards are to be used in addition to regular conference or RSL funding, with the additional funding enabling a visit to a MNU partner that would otherwise not have been funded through either conference or RSL monies. Further information regarding the MNU, member institutions and its objectives, is available at

Applications should detail the purpose of the visit, whether or not there is already an existing collaborative relationship with the person(s) to be visited, the nature of the collaboration, confirmation that you have the appropriate conference/ RSL approval and evidence of who you will be meeting with at the MNU institution(s) you intend to visit (e.g. letters of invitation). An indicative budget (including quotes for flights from one of the two University-approved travel agents, stipend, hotel, shuttle/ car hire and insurance costs etc) and timeframe should also be provided. Please note that the Travel Awards do not allow for contributions to the cost of international airfares but rather are to assist staff with the travel costs specifically related to visiting MNU partners.

Applications will be considered at the May Internationalisation Committee meeting (due date for applications 24 April 2019). A maximum of $2000 is available for each award. Applications should be endorsed by your HOD and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, and submitted to Lynda McIver (, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement). On completion of the project, recipients will be required to submit a written report to the Internationalisation Committee on the use and outcomes of the award.

Please note: Applicants who have previously received MNU funds, who are applying for funding to visit the same institution, may receive lower priority.

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Graduate Women Otago Volunteer Position available

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Graduate Women Otago has two wonderful volunteers who write our branch minutes once or twice a year. Regular minute takers do the minutes at other times. If we had a third person it would be really helpful for our roster. Please consider this role.

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Ralph Hotere 'Rain' Banners on display at the Hocken

Friday, 7 September 2018

‘Rain’ banners by artist Ralph Hotere on display in the Hocken foyer, 90 Anzac Ave, Dunedin