Otago University News

Domestic student roll up

Increasing domestic student numbers and a $16.1 million surplus were dampened by another year of declining numbers of international students, the University of Otago council meeting heard this week.

Aim to tighten uni-OUSA bonds

Aim to tighten uni-OUSA bonds

College of Education operations manager Debbie Downs has been appointed chief executive of the Otago University Students' Association.

Bilkey joins Marsden council

Prof David Bilkey, of the University of Otago psychology department, has been appointed to the Marsden Fund Council.

MSD role for Poulton

The University of Otago's Prof Richie Poulton, who leads the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, has been appointed to a new position in the Ministry of Social Development.

O Week praised on all sides as success

O Week praised on all sides as success

O Week has been lauded a success by authorities. 

How lucky we were to come to NZ during the Year of the Sheep

How lucky we were to come to NZ during the Year of the Sheep

Much is made of the antics and revelry of O Week, but what is it really like?

We're never short for conversation

We're never short for conversation

Much is made of the antics and revelry of O Week, but what is it really like? Master's student and first-time University of Otago attendee Lawrence Hamilton provides an insider's look into the annual celebration.

New material, mystery guests

New material, mystery guests

When it comes to O Week, David Dallas is a veteran.

Ear on the street revealing

Ear on the street revealing

Much is made of the antics and revelry of O Week, but what is it really like? Master's student and first-time University of Otago attendee Lawrence Hamilton provides an insider's look into the annual celebration.

Volunteering fosters community

Volunteering fosters community

Student volunteering is on the up and up. This year dozens of volunteers will put about 2000 hours of their own time into helping Otago University Students' Association events. Are You OK? manager Laura Harris tells ODT reporter Timothy Brown about the importance of student volunteers.

Polytech not resting on laurels

Polytech not resting on laurels

The ability to adapt to the changing demands of tertiary education has seen Otago Polytechnic thrive in a difficult environment, but more work is needed to keep ahead of the game. Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker spoke to ODT reporter Timothy Brown about his plans for the year ahead.

ERA suit enters new territory

New ground in employment case law involving personal grievances could be broken by a claim arising from the dismissal of a psychiatrist employed by the University of Otago.

O Week predictor of drinking

O Week predictor of drinking

A study linking Orientation Week binge-drinking to later drinking problems has been released as the furore surrounding a weekend party continues to grow.

Psychiatrist needs to 'clear name'

A psychiatrist previously employed part-time in the University of Otago department of psychological medicine felt she had been placed in an ''invidious'' position, and had faced ''particularly dysfunctional'' circumstances.

Key urges students to give it 100%

Key urges students to give it 100%

John Key has implored students to ''not die wondering''.

Investing in clubs big focus

Investing in clubs big focus

The Otago University Students' Association has come through a period of transformation and still faces some challenges in the coming year. President Paul Hunt speaks to ODT reporter Timothy Brown about his vision.

Band set for Toga Party

Band set for Toga Party

As part of O Week celebrations, Dunedin band Summer Thieves will be playing the Toga Party tonight at Forsyth Barr Stadium. The band's vocalist and guitarist Jake Barton spoke to the Otago Daily Times before the gig.

Soaking up sun before the cloud rolls in

Soaking up sun before the cloud rolls in

Much is made of the antics and revelry of O Week, but what is it really like? Master's student and first-time University of Otago attendee Lawrence Hamilton provides the Otago Daily Times with an insider's look into the annual celebration.

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