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Failure requirement for summer school paper

University of Otago professional practice fellow Dr Dave Warren (left) and Associate Prof Barrie Peake, who are teaching a summer school chemistry paper. Photo by Christine O'Connor.
A few University of Otago courses have stringently high academic entry standards, requiring straight-A or better performance.

Overweight men sought to try diets

Overweight men sought to try diets

University of Otago academic Dr Craig Marshall is urging other men to join him in trying a diet with a difference - all in the name of research, and weight loss.

Salt study makes breakthrough

Salt study makes breakthrough

We have been told for years to limit our salt intake for the sake of our health.

Uni pay rise of most benefit to low-paid

The lowest-paid staff at the University of Otago are set to benefit most from the institution's offer of a universal $1000 pay rise.

Sanctioned by the source

Sanctioned by the source

Rock legend David Bowie has given his seal of approval to a University of Otago paper which explores his career.

Orientation features global hit-makers

Orientation features global hit-makers

Two breakout acts with number one singles around the globe and Australian synth-pop duo Empire of the Sun are the leading acts in this year's Orientation Week.

Extreme temperatures in science of comets

Extreme temperatures in science of comets

Keen to simulate the tail of a comet, Otago Museum science communicator Amadeo Enriquez-Ballestero climbs a stepladder and pours boiling water into a bucket of liquid nitrogen, the temperature of the latter about minus 200degC.

Failure requirement for summer school paper

Failure requirement for summer school paper

A few University of Otago courses have stringently high academic entry standards, requiring straight-A or better performance.

'Serious fun' as science school starts

About 240 senior high school pupils from throughout New Zealand swarmed on to the University of Otago campus yesterday at the start of the university's latest annual Hands-On Science school.

Brain health growing issue as NZers age

Brain health growing issue as NZers age

Otago is a province with a rich history of establishing firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention, with some granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. So what are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Video: Selwyn Ballet and Vice-Chancellor's Christmas Greeting

Video: Selwyn Ballet and Vice-Chancellor's Christmas Greeting

Watch a day in the life of members of the University of Otago's Selwyn Ballet troupe, followed by a Christmas message from the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

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