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The Otago Post – Issue 13

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Friday 11 March 2016 9:03am

Battling Childhood Leukaemia

Abdulmonem Alsaleh is hoping to make a real difference to childhood leukaemia with his work in epigenetics…

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A Vocation and a Voice
The consistency of Sian O’Gorman’s ardour for design and song have lead her far from her Auckland hometown to London…

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Snapped up for academic career
Within two hours of interviewing Sarah Forbes for her first position as a fully-fledged lecturer...

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An Unplanned PhD
A bit of professional development was all Anne Begg was expecting from enrolling part-time at the University of Otago back in 1998...


Foreword: International students welcome

Sarah Todd
Professor Sarah Todd
International Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Making the decision to study in another country is never an easy one.

Choosing to relocate across the world at postgraduate level can be even more complex, and often involves not only the potential student, but also partners and children.

The University of Otago prides itself on the number of students from 100 different countries who do make this decision every year, with international students now comprising a significant proportion of the total postgraduate student cohort…


Read the rest of the foreword


In Brief

Postgraduates Welcomed
About 200 postgraduate students were warmly welcomed…

Media can matter
When you’re a doctoral student, a little publicity can go a long way…

Redshirts Rule!
It may seem like a long way from the Dunedin campus…

Dominating your doctoral degree
Starting a PhD can be almost as daunting as finishing it, and…

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