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13 - 27 August 2018

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Annual OUSA satisfaction survey now live

It’s that time of year again! The annual OUSA survey is NOW LIVE @

OUSA wants to know exactly how you think they’re doing across all departments. Give up 5-10 mins of your time to let them know what you think - the good the bad… the hopefully not so ugly. Pour out your honesty and you will go into the draw to win one of 20 New World Vouchers!

OUSA Elections

OUSA is a multi-million dollar organisation with one overarching aim: to make the student experience at Otago University the best it possibly can be. From protesting against fee increases to protecting the Hyde Street tradition. It is that time of the year again, OUSA need to recruit a new Exec for 2019! Nominations for the OUSA Elections open on the 3rd of September and close on the 6th September at 12pm. For more information check out OUSA's website or email

Rubbish skips 31 August 9-4pm

Skips will be out in the North Dunedin student flat areas on Friday 31 August, from 9am to 4pm so you can get rid of the stuff you can’t put in your black bags or recycling bins. Check out the skip locations for your closest one.  If it's full, take your rubbish to any skip.

It's best to get rid of your rubbish before 3.30pm, as skips taken away to be emptied towards the end of the collection period may not be replaced with a new skip.

Have a read of the DCC rubbish collection service requirements. Non-DCC rubbish bags will not be collected.

Subsidised computer classes coming up

Check out the upcoming computer classes subsidised for students and book online using your credit carfd.

Powerpoint - Basic Presentations

Word PC - Headings and Table of Contents

Alternative Arrangements for Exams - applications deadline 7 September

Alternative examination arrangements are designed to assist students with impairments who may experience difficulty sitting examinations under conventional circumstances. Alternative arrangements accommodate a student’s disability/impairment related needs with the aim of providing an equitable opportunity to participate and achieve. Disability Information and Support can arrange readers, writers, additional time (the standard extra time is 10 minutes per hour of examination), ergonomic equipment, examination papers in alternative formats, the use of a computer, separate rooms and other arrangements that best meet the documented needs of students.

The deadline for Semester 2 examinations is 7 September. To apply, students need to submit an application through their eVision portal; applications open after the examination timetable is viewable in the student’s eVision timetable. As applications must be made by the deadline for the relevant examination period, it is recommended that students diarise to complete the process 1 week prior to the deadline.Please note that documentation, from a relevant health professional or specialist which clearly supports the arrangements required and indicates why the form of support is necessary, needs to be uploaded with each application (unless current and relevant documentation is already held by DI&S).

Te Whare Tāwharau Centre - Awareness Week 10-14 September

The Centre is a place of shelter to reduce the impact of sexual violence within our campus community. It offers support and prevention programmes and welcomes all students.

The Centre has recently completed training 22 volunteers to work alongside the staff, to ensure survivors of sexual violence have the appropriate support.

An Awareness Week will run from 10 - 14 September where events will be held around campus. A Te Whare Tāwharau Sexual Violence Prevention Symposium will be held on the 13th of September.

Check out our website for details of times and dates of events or phone us on 0800 479 379

Silverline Live! A student wellbeing event 14 September

Silverline Live is all about taking over the silence and stigma that exists around mental health and wellbeing, especially from a student perspective. This once in a blue moon event is the fun aunty to the Silverline Festival event we held last year - so if that was a bit of you, Silverline Live will be right up your alley.

We will be sharing with you real people's real life mental health struggles AND providing opportunities for you to dip your toes into the wellbeing space. We will have TED-style talks from some epic speakers, meditation, a shakti space, music, epic community organisations, finger painting, smoothies, FOOD and more.

Silverline Live is on Friday the 14th of September, 5.30 - 9pm here at the University of Otago.  Go to