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Edition #251 – 17 July 2017

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Have your say on CCTV

The University is consulting on a plan to install CCTV cameras in public streets around campus. Check out our website for the details and to tell us what you think. We want to hear from you, and we want to keep you safe.

Kiwi Hosting 2018

Uni Flats will be recruiting for 2018 Kiwi Hosts from Monday 17 July. If you will be a third year student (or the equivalent of) in 2018 and are genuinely interested in flatting with international students then Kiwi Hosting may be for you; pick up an application pack from the Uni Flats office at 109 St David Street. If you have any queries please contact Croisella Trengrove,

2018 Flatting

Looking for a flat for 2018, visit the Student Accommodation Centre at 109 St David Street for the most up to date lists. Printed daily and available online.

Join us for a Pint (your shout)….Give Blood! Union Hall, July 25, 26 & 27

We are back in the Union Hall in the Union Building as normal and love to see new potential donors along with our regular donors. Come and donate and save potentially 3 lives! How Good!

Where: Union Hall
Tuesday 25 July – 12.00pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 26 July – 10.00am to 3.00pm
Thursday 27 July – 10.00am to 3.00pm

BOOK ON-LINE and get more information including eligibility criteria here
or ph 0800 GIVEBLOOD 0800448325

Many thanks for all your help.


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.

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.

OUSA Cultural Carnival 30 July

Come one, come all to the OUSA Cultural Carnival 2017!
Join us in the Link on Sunday 30th July from 11am to experience cultural performances, demonstrations, delicious food, a carnival atmosphere and help us celebrate all the cultures that make up our community.
Gold coin entry and all proceeds from the event will be going to Refugee Information and Legal Advice Service Otago. Keep an eye on our Facebook event for more exciting details.

Last chance to enter OUSA Art Week

Been creative over the break? Feel like making a bit of cash and showing off your talents? Why not enter some pieces in the OUSA Art Week Student Exhibition + Sale? Zero commission + week long display + epic prizes! Head here to find out more details and to register your entries. It is going

Group fitness memberships at Unipol - $68

Get fit and have fun this semester with over 30 group fitness classes per week to choose from. Classes include BoxFit, Spin, Core, Pump, Step, Yogalates and Blast. Buy a semester two membership online for just $68 which gives you unlimited access until O week 2018. Get bang for your buck and buy a membership today. Timetable here.

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

Career workshops and seminars for July & August are now available to book on Career Hub
Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & Cover letters, Job Applications, Successful Interviews & Networking.

Employer Presentations in July:

Frucor, EY, & DB Heineken - will all be visiting the Dunedin Campus, to talk about their graduate and internship programmes and opportunities.

Point to Point Education will be visiting to let you know about teaching in the UK.

Meltwater will be visiting Otago for the first time to talk about opportunities in media intelligence.

To find out more about these events, including the dates and times for the sessions and how to register for these presentations head to Carrer Hub

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

R - Data Analysis Walkthrough & EndNote PC - Introduction

Go on Exchange 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.

Rubbish Skips 28 July

Skips will be out on Friday 28 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 refresh your memory. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Thanks for your help keeping the campus tidy.