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Bike Grabs at Te Oraka is locked in every Thursday! Get your bike repaired or a new bike that comes with extra character all for just a small koha.

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Vision 2040 - A new strategic direction 

Friday 10 February 2023

Over the next few weeks, the Bulletin is taking a deeper dive into Vision 2040, looking at how the new strategic direction will impact the University.

Caring for the bees all year round 

Wednesday 7 September 2022

September may be Bee Awareness Month, but the fuzzy, flying creatures are a priority for one Otago zoology student all year round.

Years spent memorising mandala patterns

Friday 2 September 2022

The Tibetan monk constructing the sand mandala in the Central Library spent many years memorising the intricate patterns of the mandala.

Sustainability roles and their needs

Wednesday 31 August 2022

The time is right to become a sustainability professional in New Zealand – they are in short supply along with the technical skills increasingly needed for carbon foot-printing, climate change science, and finance, new research shows.

Australasian sustainability finalists

Wednesday 31 August 2022

The University's Te Oraka thrift shop and sustainability hub is the only New Zealand finalist in the Australasian Green Gown Awards in the student engagement category.

Dr Latika Samalia's teaching excellence recognised

Friday 22 April 2022

Dr Latika Samalia was presented with the korowai Rauaroha to formally acknowledge the awarding of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award of the 2021 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.

Farming worms on campus

Tuesday 17 August 2021

Another 10 worm farms have arrived, adding to the pilot of seven on the Dunedin campus.

Travel survey – we heard you

Thursday 3 June 2021

While Otago staff and students are increasingly walking, cycling, and using public transport or electric vehicles, a rising number of staff are also commuting alone in a vehicle, according to initial results from our University-wide travel survey.

Helping us become a zero hero

Monday 24 May 2021

“If you can’t make a living as a writer, you might as well try and save the world – it’s a pretty good plan B,” Craig Cliff says, with a gentle smile.

Aiming for zero

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Getting the University to zero carbon by 2030 includes tackling five main contributors that produce about 75 per cent of emissions.