OUSA to Introduce Drug Testing for O-Week

Posted 2:09pm Tuesday 19th February 2019 by Charlie O’Mannin

The Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA) will introduce drug testing for O-Week, the first time this service has been offered in New Zealand outside of music festivals. Debbie Downs, OUSA CEO, said that “It’s all very well for people to say ‘just don’t take Read more...

OUSA Buys Starters Bar

Posted 7:03pm Monday 10th December 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

The Otago University Students’ Association has bought Starters bar, ending years of OUSA Presidential candidates promising they’ll buy a student bar and then forgetting about it.  OUSA Events Manager Jason Schroeder told Critic that OUSA “wanted to ensure that we did Read more...

Med School Finds Credible Evidence of Cheating

Posted 4:37pm Friday 23rd November 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

The University of Otago’s Medical School has released the results of third year medical students objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), after holding the results while investigating alleged cheating, despite having have “credible evidence” that cheating took place, Read more...

Med Students Exam Results Withheld After Alleged Cheating

Posted 11:14am Tuesday 20th November 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

Third year medical students’ exam results are being withheld after alleged cheating on the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), making some students worried that everyone who sat the exam might be recalled to Dunedin to resit it. In a letter sent out to third year medical Read more...

Critic Wins Big at Student Press Awards

Posted 1:09am Tuesday 23rd October 2018 by Critic

Otago University student magazine Critic Te Arohi was the big winner at the 2018 Aotearoa Student Press Awards this weekend, picking up eight awards and winning the overall award of Best Publication for the second year straight. The awards were judged by some of New Zealand’s most Read more...

RA Speaks Out Against the University

Posted 11:49pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Staff Reporter

There’s a pretty solid argument to be made for the claim that being an RA is the shittiest job in the world, because RAs are forced to do something worse than death on a daily basis – interact with freshers. Charlene Chainz would surely say something along the lines of, “A noble Read more...

Vice-Chancellor Rejects Safe Drug Testing Initiative

Posted 11:38pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

Otago University Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne rejected a proposal by Josh Smythe, OUSA Re-Creation Officer, to have pill testing services available during Re:Ori to combat the problem of people obtaining substances that are not what they were sold as, which can have the potential to harm or kill Read more...

Te Roopū Māori Votes to Become Financially Independent from OUSA

Posted 11:35pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Charlie O’Mannin

Te Roopū Māori, the Māori Students’ Association, has voted at a recent Student General Meeting to separate their finances from OUSA and join the Office of Māori Development, taking their funding directly from the University instead of through OUSA.   At the moment Read more...

Is This the Sexiest OUSA Budget Yet?

Posted 11:31pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Sinead Gill

Every year your student union has to lobby the University for funding (which is fucked, we know) and then has to decide where that money will go. A lot of the time these budgets look like a copy and paste from the previous year, but this year there are some notable changes that you need to look out Read more...

OPINION: Half of the OUSA Exec Positions Are a Complete Waste of Time

Posted 11:24pm Thursday 4th October 2018 by Joel MacManus

OUSA just went an entire year without the Campaigns Officer running a campaign, despite it being in their job title. The closest thing to a ‘campaign’ was making a weekly exec roundup video on Facebook that fuck all people watched.  We don’t want to entirely dismiss the Read more...

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