Students to Watch: You

Over the past 25 issues, we’ve been documenting people on campus who are making an impact on the community around them. From people who run community groups, fashion designers, entrepreneurs, to those dedicated to the best chicken nugget deals around town. We only had space to fit in a select group of people, but that doesn’t mean that you, yes you, the reader aren’t doing a great job at the moment. So why not celebrate that?

Just fill in the blanks, then cut it out, put it on your fridge, show your parents so that they’re finally proud of you - whatever. Just enjoy the fact that you’re Critic’s Student to Watch.





        (quote of something you would say)


_________________________________________ is a student at the University of Otago,

                      (Insert full name)


who is completing their degree in _______________________. However, when they’re not

                                                                  (Insert degree)


procrastinating at the library, __________________________ is hard at work with

                                                    (your name)    


_______________________________,  ______________________________, and

  (list three things you like doing)


______________________________.  Their passion for these activities started in their


first year, and has only grown stronger ever since. ____________________ 's

                                                                       (your name)


passion and drive is shown by the time and effort they put into their work, making


them truly a student to watch.




Originally from ___________________, _________________ came to Otago in _______

                                        (your hometown)                    (your name)                                                       (year)


to take their place in the world. While studying was always the priority,


__________________  got introduced to ___________________________ through

            (your name)                                                                (thing you do)


 _______________________, and hasn’t looked back since. They say,

             (friend's name)



(quote about the activity or whatever)





which only emphasises their dedication to their work.




Through all of their work, ___________________ has gained many valuable skills, such as

                                                               (your name)


_________________________________, ______________________________, and

(list three things you’ve learnt this year)





(a personal quote about some facet of your life)



But most importantly, ____________________ has learnt a lot about themselves through

                                                            (your name)


this process. “My engagement with ___________________ has taught me about




(something meaningful)





While the future is uncertain for _________________________, they will be finishing their

                                                                                      (your name)


degree in ___________. They then plan on going into ______________________________

                           (year)                                                                                               (your future plans)


While their time at Otago may be limited, the impact that _____________________ has left

                                                                                                 (your name)


will remain forever.

This article first appeared in Issue 26, 2019.
Posted 9:32pm Thursday 3rd October 2019 by Henessey Griffiths.