Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Student news

Energy Schol Thumbnail

Powering the future generations

More Otago students than any prior year are recipients of The Energy Education Trust New Zealand Undergraduate Scholarship.

Mindful Monday Thumbnail

Colleges embrace 'Mindful Mondays'

Not having red meat or chicken on our student college menus on Mondays is saving about the same amount of carbon as getting 133 cars off the road annually.

Neighbourhood Thumbnail

Sussing sustainability in student neighbourhood

Living in the University’s Sustainability Neighbourhood has shown students how easy it is to make sustainable changes – and given them easy opportunities to learn new sustainability skills to use in their future lives.

Reshined Roots Thumbnail

Second chance for undesirable carrots

Oddly shaped fruit and vegetables contribute to a third of New Zealand’s annual billion-dollar food waste problem. Three Food Science students recently came up with an idea which could have a positive impact on food-waste reduction.

Rowing Thumbnail

Hard yards reaping the rewards

It’s no secret that the Otago University Rowing Club is the envy of many others and attracts top athletes from around the country, including Ben Mason and Kobe Miller.

Art Week Thumbnail

Annual celebration of the arts

Art Week 2021 is all set for the second week of August and this year has some exciting new twists on what art means to people and how it can be expressed.

Abby Thumbnail

A career that cares for others

If you ask a young person what their dream career is, it’s not often that you’ll hear the response “Radiation Therapist”.

TBW Thumbnail

Strong female characters

What do you get when you cross the woman on the ten dollar note and punk rock? A musical of course.

Podcast Thumbnail

Does this count as study?

It’s no secret that getting to know your lecturers when they have hundreds of other students can be a challenge.

Sunaina Thumbnail

Ones to Watch: Sunaina Born

At only 21 Sunaina has a wealth of experience to fuel her passion for her future career which she believes could be as a sex educator.

Michael Thumbnail

A 10 per cent chance of survival

Michael Moncur was in his first year of his studies and living at Studholme College when a sudden illness took the otherwise healthy 18-year-old by surprise.

Capping Show Thumbnail

127 year old tradition

The Capping Show is the longest running student revue in the world and discusses hot topics of importance to students from politics to pop-culture.

NZIBO Thumbnail

Inspiring others to pursue science

When a group of 24 of the nation’s sharpest young biology minds descended on Otago to spend 10 days vying for a place in New Zealand’s International Biology Olympiad team, they had someone by their side who been through it all before.

My Career Space Thumbnail

Tools for employability

Knowing where to get started when on the hunt for your dream job is not always a simple task. With a new tool available to students, some have already had success.

Flat Hacks Thumbnail

Food Waste Flat Hacks

Food Waste Flat Hacks is a student-led market inspired by a need to reduce waste to save both money and the environment.

Prince of Wales Thumbnail

Recognising exceptional undergraduates

Not only did this years Prince of Wales Prize winner excel in his studies but he also contributed to the local business industry during his undergraduate studies.