Allison Rudd

Graduates fail to lever big wages

New Zealand tertiary graduates are not paid much more than their less qualified colleagues, an international report shows.

No OUSA funds for rowing club

No OUSA funds for rowing club

Plans to build a new rowing facility on the banks of the Taieri River have been dealt a blow, with the Otago University Students Association declining to contribute any more money to the $150,000 project.

Campus pedestrian-friendliness contested

A University of Otago council member has urged the university to improve facilities for pedestrians.

Otago moves up university rankings

The University of Otago has been bumped up the world university rankings, joining Auckland University in the 201-302 band in the annual Shanghai Jiao Tong top 500 assessment.

University gets $40m for gene technology

University gets $40m for gene technology

University of Otago staff are celebrating a $40 million government grant which will enable the university to buy this country's third gene sequencing machine and almost double the number of scientists working in the highly specialised area of genomics.

OUSA saga takes new twist

OUSA saga takes new twist

The tangled Otago University Students Association 2009 presidential election saga has taken another surprise twist, with disqualified president-elect Jo Moore yesterday accusing her successor of breaking one of the same campaign rules for which she was punished.

OUSA runner-up unsure about accepting presidency

OUSA runner-up unsure about accepting presidency

Otago University Students Association 2009 presidential candidate Edwin Darlow has not yet decided whether to accept the position now his for the taking.

University offer expected to be ratified by unions

Some lower-paid general staff at the University of Otago will receive a pay rise of almost 9%, thanks to a landmark flat-rate pay offer.

Polytech lifts international fees

Polytech lifts international fees

Fees for international students beginning new courses at Otago Polytechnic next year will rise by 3.5%.

Harbourside creativity urged

Harbourside creativity urged

Dunedin's Harbourside upgrade plans should provide the catalyst for the city to "think imaginatively" about its future, a visiting British urban regeneration expert says.