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Edition #250 – 3 July 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.

Rubbish Skips 7 July

Skips will be out on Friday 7 July, 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.

Holidays are almost over..

But we’ve got an epic week lined up to warmly welcome you back! From July 10 – 15, Planet Re-Ori will be packed with free stuff, awesome gigs, food, giveaways (did we mention free stuff?) all over campus. For more info on all that will be happening check out our website and make sure you’re “attending” the Planet Re-Ori Facebook event so you don’t miss a beat!

Get creative in OUSA Art Week 2017

OUSA Art Week 2017 is just around the corner and Call for Entries in the Student Art Exhibition + Sale are now open! If you have a creative flare, a bit of spare time and want to share your talent with the world (maybe making some cash in the process) then you should consider entering some pieces this year. We take zero commission and have some awesome prizes up for grabs. Check out our website for more info on how to enter.


Can your flat, department, club or sports team rise to the challenge of spending a freezing night in the Octagon? Join the Dunedin Sleep Out on Friday 28 July 2017 to raise awareness and funds for the Dunedin Night Shelter, which supports our city’s homeless. Every person deserves a place to call home. Individual registrations also welcome! Team registration & Individual registration.

What’s happening in Recreation this semester?

Check this out! The Healthy Campus Recreation Magazine is packed with heaps of cool activities you can do this semester. Get an unlimited semester two Group Fitness membership for $68 (includes Spin), sign up for one of our world famous Outdoor Adventures, hire some ski gear or get into the fun of social sport. There’s so much to choose from!
Grab a mag from around campus or click your way through this online copy.

Career Development Centre’s July & August Career Seminars/Workshops & Employer presentations

Book on Career Hub the Career Development Centre’s July & August Career Seminars & Workshops.
Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, Successful Interviews & Networking.

Employer Presentation - Point to Point Education
Monday 17 July 2017: 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Centre for Innovation Seminar Room
Join us for the Point to Point Education Employer Presentation. Emma Liddell, Director, at Point to Point Education will  tell you more about how you can teach in the UK.

Frucor Recruitment Seminar -Calling all 3rd & 4th year Food Science, Consumer Food Science, Chemistry and Microbiology students

Monday 17 July 2017: 12.00pm – 12.45pm
Seminar Room, Applied Sciences Building
Come and meet the team from Frucor who will  talk about their 2018 Technical Graduate Programme, including information on how you can apply.
They'll also be discussing what it’s like to work for Frucor, and you can find out more about the people who work there.

To find out more and to register for the workshops and/or presentations, head to Career Hub.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up R - Data Analysis Walkthrough & EndNote Mac - Introduction

R - Data Analysis Walkthrough & EndNote Mac - Introduction
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

Why not 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.

E-cig/ vaping research participants

We're looking for participants aged 16 and over for a study about vaping. We'd like to recruit people who have never smoked tobacco, 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).