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Edition #259 – 13 November 2017

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Tell us what you want in a Student App and go in a draw to win a $100 book voucher

Our Information Technology Services team has been researching a Student Mobile App to make life easier for students. We've been talking to students and staff across our campuses about the kinds of features they would like in an app, and we've collected an enormous number of ideas - everything from a campus map showing all the teaching and exam locations, to study room bookings, bus timetables and snow day notifications. We've narrowed these down to a definitive Top 10, and want to check back in with you to make sure we're on the right track. Before you switch off from University for the year complete our short survey below to rank the Top 10 and we'll put you in the draw to win a $100 University Book Shop Voucher. The survey closes Sunday 19 November.
Start the Otago Student App Survey

The Dunedin Urgent Doctors Centre currently located at 95 Hanover Street will be moving to 18 Filleul Street.
The Hanover Street site will be operational until 10pm on Thursday 14 December and re-opening at the new location at 1pm on Friday 15 December 2017.

The phone number is the same, 479 2900. The new postal address is PO Box 5026, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058.

Career Development Centre’s November Career Seminars & Workshops

You can book now for Career November workshops and seminars on Career Hub

Come and learn more about the essential concepts for your CV & cover letters, job applications, successful interviews & networking.

Please note, the Career Development Centre is still open during the semester exam period & our career advisers are still available for careers appointments at this time.

So don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at or in person if you would like to arrange an appointment. Our location is a mere hop, skip and jump from the library.

Subsidised Computer classes coming up Endnote & R - Data Analysis Walkthrough

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

Endnote & R - Data Analysis Walkthrough

Free vacant flat checks by Campus Watch over the summer break

If you’re leaving your flat unattended over the summer break, Campus Watch can drop by and do a free daily security check for you. While they can’t guarantee your flat won’t be broken into (burglars can be determined folk!) their presence can act as a deterrent and if any break-ins do happen, they are more likely to be discovered straight away.

You can sign up your flat anytime by filling out this form to register and dropping it into the Proctor’s office a week before you leave town. Campus Watch also have UV markers for you to mark your valuables.

Keep your flat and belongings safe by locking your windows and doors when your flat is empty, taking your valuables with you, UV marking your belongings, and signing up to the free flat checks.

Clearing out? OUSA want your stuff

Procrasta-sorting through this exam period? Getting ready to ship out of the flat and have some pre-loved goodies that you don’t want any more? Clothing or knick-knacks…we’ll take it! We are now collecting for the OUSA Rummage Sale for Ori 2018. Your old faves could be someone’s new treasure! Pop it in a bag and drop it off at the OUSA Clubs and Societies building anytime they’re open.

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