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Edition #247 – 22 May 2017

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Additional exam study spaces

During the exam period additional study spaces will be available.

St David lecture theatre concourse and surrounds as well as Study spaces upstairs only for study right through the night starting now until Wednesday 21 June at the end of exam period. Student Swipe Card Access required. No finish time. No tea and coffee making facilities.

Union Building and Link will be open and available on free entry until 2am each night starting from now to Sunday 18 June. Each night from 10pm the University will employ security staff to monitor student behaviour/welfare and ensure health and safety requirements are met until the buildings are vacated and secure at 2am. No tea and coffee making facilities.

The Marsh Study Centre will also be opening earlier at the weekend at 9am throughout the exam period.

Exercise your rights (and jaw) with OUSA

The OUSA referendum is now in full swing! You’ve put forward to questions and now it’s time to have a chat. Come along to the Main Common Room on Monday 22nd May from 12.30pm for a bit of a laugh (hotdog eating competition) before we dive into the Referendum Forum at 1pm. Pizza will be present. The voting period will be open from Monday 29th – Wednesday 31st. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook event for more details.

The Cat in the Cap

The OUSA Capping Show is back in its 123rd year. Written and performed by students, this incredible night of entertainment involves stage sketches, video sketches and the legendary Selwyn Ballet, Sextet and Sexytet. Making fun of everyone and everything through comedy, song and dance, don’t miss this unique and risqué evening! Tickets are selling like hot cakes… Click here to grab yours.

Student Services Fee half refund

If you enrolled for Semester 1, paid the full year Dunedin campus Student Services Fee and will not be enrolled for any papers in Semester 2, you could be eligible for a half refund as outlined in Clause 3 of the Fees Exemption Regulations. If you have been on exchange in Semester 1, your eligibility for a refund will depend on the Fees agreement between the University of Otago and the University where you were on exchange. Please check with Fees office to find out if you are eligible.

To be eligible for a refund, you must not be enrolled for any papers in Semester 2 and hand in your ID Card to the Fees Office in the Clocktower by Friday 28 July 2017.

Career Development Centre’s May & June Career Seminars & Workshops

Career workshops and seminars for May & June can be booked on CareerHub Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, Successful Interviews.
Employers on Campus- Communication Agencies Association New Zealand (CAANZ) Employer Presentations:
Thursday 25 May 2017: 1pm-2.30pm: Commerce Building Boardroom
Thursday 25 May 2017: 5pm – 7pm: Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
You are warmly invited to come along to one of the Communication Agencies Association's employer presentations where you'll be able to learn what this organisation offers and have the opportunity to ask questions after the presentation. Find out more and register on CareerHub.

Study overseas in 2018

The Otago Global Student Exchange Programme allows students to spend one or two semesters at one of the 100 exchange partners worldwide as part of their Otago degree. Students pay standard tuition fees to Otago and receive credits towards their Otago qualification. Scholarships are available and students continue to receive StudyLink loans & allowances. More information.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up Word PC Thesis formatting, Headings & Table of contents

Book online using a credit card or in person at ITS Reception (ITS building over the river Leith, near Castle Lecture Theatres); Phone 479 8559

Word PC - Thesis Formatting & Word PC - Headings and Table of Contents

Rubbish skips Friday 26 May

Skips will be out on Friday 26 May, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of the stuff you can’t put in your black bags or recycling bins. If the skip located closest to your flat/College is full, please take your rubbish to another skip at these locations.

If you can, it’s probably best to get rid of your rubbish before 3.30pm, as skips which are taken away to be emptied towards the end of the collection period may not be replaced with a new skip.

By now you probably know all about the DCC rubbish collection service requirements but just take a minute to remind yourself. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.