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Summer School is like no other time at Otago. Students tell us they love the smaller classes and the engagement with learning, lecturers and other students. Dunedin summer weather is at its best, the campus is quiet and it's the perfect opportunity to focus on one paper. A number of papers are distance-taught so if you choose one of those you don't even have to be on campus.

Summer School offers a wide range of papers and allows you to explore new subjects, pursue a special interest, add depth or breadth to your degree, catch-up on credit points or even complete your degree faster.

All papers are taught to the high standard expected of an Otago degree. Several papers are only available in Summer School. You can expect great support from Student Learning Development, the Library and all the other usual student support services.

Summer School Law papers are offered in Wellington and Auckland for people whose home or work is there, and again these offer the benefits of focused study and smaller class sizes.

We provide a welcome event at noon on the first Wednesday – with free food, performances and a chance to meet other students. And we keep this going all through Summer School every Wednesday lunchtime for students and staff.

Throughout the summer “semester”, the full range of student services are available, including coffee and cake in the Link, recreation services such as fitness and gym classes at Unipol in the Plaza, plus Student Health, the Māori Centre and the Pacific Islands Centre.

It's important to remember that one Summer School paper is equivalent to full-time study, so you need to carefully consider your workload if you intend working part-time over the summer, or if you are considering taking two papers. Student Development advisers are available if you are in doubt.

Summer School classes begin on day one, so make sure you enrol early and are ready to start on Monday 10 January.

If you have any questions or need further information, visit the AskOtago Service Portal, your one-stop shop for all information about studying at Otago.

I look forward to welcoming you to Summer School 2022.

Professor Pat Cragg
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and
Acting Director, Summer School | Te Kura Raumati

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