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Edition #248 – 5 June 2017

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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.

Additional exam study spaces St David, Union building/Link & The Marsh Study Centre

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 open one hour earlier at 9am on the weekends during the exam period.


Your small change will get you a big break at Unipol during exams! From Monday 5th - Sunday 25th June you can participate in any group fitness class for just $2 per class when you present your valid student ID card. Study efficiently by taking a regular active break. A Group Fitness class will de-stress and stimulate your mind making your study time super effective. Make the most of this energising and enjoyable way to work up a sweat away from the books. See class times here.

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

Book Career workshops and seminars for June & July on Career Hub.
Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, Successful Interviews & more.


Uni Flats will be recruiting for 2018 Kiwi Hosts from July 17th 2017. If you will be a third year student (or the equivalent of) in 2018 and are interested in flatting with international students then Kiwi Hosting may be for you. Keep an eye on and in the ISB Link for further information and details on how to apply. Application packs may be picked up from the Uni Flats office at 109 St David Street from Monday 17July 2017. Preference will be given to full year applicants.

An Evening with Dr Jane Goodall 25 June, 7pm – special offer for University of Otago students.


Get your tickets from the Regent Box Office, 03 4778597 or TicketDirect; use the promo code DRJANE and you’ll access a group booking rate of ten tickets for $450 (fees may apply).

The event will consist of a lecture by Dr Goodall, followed by a conversation between Dr Goodall and a special guest host, followed by an audience question and answer session.

Information on event is available here.

E-cig/ vaping research participants needed

We're looking for participants aged 16 and over for a study about vaping. We'd like to recruit people who've never smoked tobacco regularly, but who are vaping at least a couple of times a month. If you fit this description and are interested, please contact Lindsay at: or 0272 123 224. Participants receive a $40 gift voucher to recognise the costs of participating in the research. This study has been approved by the UO Human Ethics Committee (16/132).