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Edition #273 - 10 September 2018

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Annual OUSA satisfaction survey now live

It’s that time of year again! The annual OUSA survey is live! OUSA wants to know exactly how you think they’re doing here across all departments. Give up 5-10 mins of your time to let them know what you think - the good the bad… the hopefully not so ugly. Pour out your honesty and you will go into the draw to win one of 20 New World Vouchers!

Start the survey

World Suicide Prevention Day – Monday 10 September

Monday is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide”. Student Health is here to help anyone in need on 0800 479 821. Their Facebook page also has links to numbers to call if you need help or just want to talk to someone.

https://www.facebook.com/otagounistudenthealth/?ref=br_rs

Te Roopū Māori – Māori Students Association Elections – 2019 Exec Q&A Tuesday 11 September

Now that nominations have closed for next year’s Te Roopū Māori Exec there’s a questions and answers session with the candidates this Tuesday, 4:30-7:30pm.

Check out their Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/866384380231482/

OUSA Elections – Candidate forums. Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 September

Nominations closed for next year’s Executive on Thursday 6 September. Now it’s time to hear from the candidates. Candidate forums are this week:

12 September – 12pm and 1:30pm (both in MCR)
13 September – 12pm (MCR) and 8pm (U-Bar)

Voting for your new Exec opens 9am 17 September and closes 4pm 20 September. This is your chance to have an Exec that represents you so get on in and vote!

Check out https://www.ousa.org.nz/executive/elections--referenda for more information on the candidates, what this year’s Exec have been up to, and for online referenda and student forums.

Weekly reflective meditation gathering – Wednesdays. All welcome

Come along to relax and unwind in the University Mediation room, top floor of the University Union Building each Wednesday 12:10-12:30pm.

Inquiries to Olivia Dawson, University Chaplain, email olivia.dawson@otago.ac.nz

The mediation room is available to all students for time out and quiet reflection. Email Greg Hughson, University Chaplain greg.hughson@otago.ac.nz for swipe access to this room.

https://www.facebook.com/events/300713060515713/

www.otago.ac.nz/chaplain

OUSA Market Day – Thursday 13 September

The Union Courtyard will be turned into a lively student market on Thursday. You’ll be able to pick up some fab deals on all sorts of things, and help support start-up student businesses at the same time.  Come along and check us out.

Putting off Procrastination – FREE session. Friday 14 September

There are still spaces left in the free Wellbeing Skills Group’s session exploring procrastination. You’ll get some useful strategies for managing procrastination and reducing its impact. Call Student health on 0800 479 821 to book a space.

Silverline Live! A student wellbeing event 14 September

Silverline Live is all about taking over the silence and stigma that exists around mental health and wellbeing, especially from a student perspective. This once in a blue moon event is the fun aunty to the Silverline Festival event we held last year - so if that was a bit of you, Silverline Live will be right up your alley.

We will be sharing with you real people's real life mental health struggles AND providing opportunities for you to dip your toes into the wellbeing space. We will have TED-style talks from some epic speakers, meditation, a shakti space, music, epic community organisations, finger painting, smoothies, FOOD and more. You could attend for FREE if your department is sponsoring tickets. Check our FB event for list of participating departments.

https://www.facebook.com/events/522420978194030/
http://silverlineotago.nz/

Te Whare Tāwharau Centre

The Centre is a place of shelter to reduce the impact of sexual violence within our campus community. It offers support and prevention programmes and welcomes all students.

The Centre is here to support you if you are a student or support person for someone who has suffered sexual violence.

www.otago.ac.nz/tewharetawharau
0800 479 379

Have a question? Need information? AskOtago can help

AskOtago is the University’s new one-stop-shop for students, staff and the general public and is there to answer your questions, or find the answers for you. Phone 0800 80 80 98, visit our website to search a question or chat online, or see us in person in the Link.