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Opportunities for students

Here's today's selection of job opportunities from CareerHub

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Here are opportunities to see the world (bits of it anyway) at someone else's expense.

Science Academy Student Helpers & Mentors (Greenshirts)

In January and July every year the Science Academy hosts 50 Year 13 potentially high achieving science students from rural/provincial, small and/or lower decile schools from across New Zealand, for a one week intensive science camp on Otago campus. The students live-in at Arana residential college for the week for the January camp and off-campus at Tolcarne Boarding Residence for July camp.

Our student helpers (seniors and postgraduates), or 'Greenshirts’, help with the efficient and smooth running of these camps by:

  • Providing logistical support for the science camp programme
  • Providing supervision, peer support and mentoring for the students
  • Designing and co-ordinating the week’s all important social programme

Our Greenshirts are encouraged to share their passion for science, promote the value of their science to society and provide advice and tips for transitioning from high school to tertiary learning.

The days are long but heaps of fun and a great opportunity to share your passion for science and encourage these bright young minds as they enter their last year of high school.

This is a paid position (email us for latest pay rate) and as you are expected to live-in for the week, you'll receive full food and board for the seven days of camp.

You need to:

  • Have a full NZ Driving licence
  • Work visa for NZ
  • Be fully Covid-19 vaccinated
  • First aid training (highly desirable, but not essential)

If you are interested in helping out with future camps, please contact:

Stephen Broni MSc
Director, Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy
Tel +64 3 479 9204

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Science Notes

The Science Notes radio show, which plays weekly on Dunedin’s community radio station Otago Access Radio, provides a way for graduate students to present your work to the Dunedin community. It also gives you valuable experience in communicating your work in a layperson-friendly way (and without PowerPoint slides!).

Since it started it in 2010, we have made almost 250 shows, featuring students from departments across the Division of Sciences (and occasionally Health Sciences) and the show has won three achievement awards from Otago Access Radio. Podcasts of the shows have also been downloaded over 15 000 times.
Find our podcasts here

The show airs on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm. It is 26 minutes long and takes the form of a relaxed interview. You also get to talk about your journey into graduate study, and play two pieces of your favourite music. In all, the actual talking ends up being for about 17 minutes, so not too intimidating. Students who have participated have almost universally said how much they have enjoyed and valued the experience.

If you want to be included in this year's line-up, contact Dr Dave McMorran in the Department of Chemistry by email

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