Students Who Are Flatting Are Being Asked to Register with Otago Uni

Posted 5:06pm Friday 27th March 2020 by Sinead Gill

Students who are flatting are expected to sign up to daily wellness checks with Ask Otago. Many students are sceptical about how effective the Uni will be. In an email circulated yesterday by Andrew Ferguson, Otago Uni's emergency and business continuity coordinator, students were told Read more...

Kiwi Host Given 10 Hours to Move from Uni Flat

Posted 8:20pm Thursday 26th March 2020 by Sinead Gill

Kiwi Host Kayli was told 10 hours before New Zealand went into a nation-wide lockdown that she had to move flat. The University’s response to this situation revealed that they are “creat[ing] whole empty flats to handle self-isolating or sick students and their families as could be Read more...

Opinion: Otago Fucked Up with Covid-19

Posted 1:48pm Thursday 26th March 2020 by Erin Gourley

The University of Otago fucked up their response to Covid-19.  Otago’s approach was: we’re waiting for the government to tell us to shut. As soon as they tell us, we’ll do it, but we will not second guess the government. The University wanted to stay open until the last Read more...

Everything is Cancelled Including Keep Cups

Posted 12:45pm Sunday 22nd March 2020 by Erin Gourley

Dispensary Cafe is refusing to fill keep cups because of Covid-19. Both Dispensary cafes (the cafe on Albany Street and the cafe in the Dunedin Hospital) have implemented the new policy. The new policy was implemented on Monday 16 March with a notice attached to the cabinet and the counter of the Read more...

New Vending Machines Filled With Ice Cream

Posted 12:41pm Sunday 22nd March 2020 by Phillip Plant

New ice cream vending machines have appeared in the Link, the Business School, and the Science Library. When first introduced to campus at the start of March, the vending machines were empty. By March 11, they had pricing. The vending machines are now filled with ice cream products, ranging from Read more...

Lecturers Sneak Lectures Online Against Uniís Wishes

Posted 12:37pm Sunday 22nd March 2020 by Sinead Gill

Some departments and lectures across multiple divisions have reportedly “pushed the ‘go’ button” on distance learning, despite the University telling them not to. Students are praising these acts of rebellion. A limit of 100 people attending indoor events was announced by Read more...

Turf War in the Hunter Centre

Posted 12:34pm Sunday 22nd March 2020 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Medical students are unhappy that the University is allowing non-medical students to book rooms in the Hunter Centre.  The University took over administration of the Hunter Centre from the Division of Health Sciences at the start of 2020. By bringing the Centre under the jurisdiction of the Read more...

Exchange Students Given Ultimatum to Return to Otago

Posted 12:29pm Sunday 22nd March 2020 by Sophia Carter Peters

The University of Otago gave New Zealand students on exchange overseas two days to decide whether to return to study in New Zealand in light of Covid-19. Alex, who was on exchange in Texas, received emails recommending she return because flights were being dramatically cut, saying there was a Read more...

Tenants caught in battle between Cutlers and CrestClean

Posted 12:27pm Sunday 22nd March 2020 by Wyatt Ryder

Several students who rented with Cutlers in 2019 are waiting to receive their full bonds back because of a dispute over cleaning bills. A group of six tenants were issued a cleaning bill for $879.50 by Cutlers Property Management. That bill has turned out to be just one of many large bills issued Read more...

Students Working in Hospo Fear for Their Jobs

Posted 8:38pm Thursday 19th March 2020 by Erin Gourley

Students working at cafes, bars, and restaurants are worried that their workplaces will close as a result of Covid-19. “Although I know it’s smart for bars to close and large social gatherings to be reduced, it's my job and I don't know if I’m going to get any Read more...

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