Consent Workshops in Colleges Fail Due To “Lack of Interest”

Posted 11:02pm Thursday 4th October 2018

Te Whare Tāwharau’s consent workshops in colleges did not go ahead this semester. Melanie Beres, Academic Leader for Te Whare Tāwharau, said that although college leadership were supportive of consent workshops, pick-up from students was “very limited”.  OUSA Read more...

A Super Duper Extra Special Exclusive Interview with Caitlin Barlow-Groome

Posted 6:49pm Thursday 4th October 2018

OUSA President Caitlin Barlow-Groome is leaving our fine institution and plans to move up in the world of student politics and run for NZUSA President.   What do you think your most rewarding moment was as OUSA Pres? Ah that’s tough, do I only get to choose one? Reflecting on Read more...

Checking in on the Exec: Third Quarter Exec Reports

Posted 12:21am Friday 28th September 2018

Dear OUSA Exec, Critic are paid to read your reports and even we struggled. We tried to find the good bits but it took ages. If you’re so big on ‘engagement’ and ‘consultation’ you need to communicate in a more accessible way. Please and thank you. Love, Critic. All Read more...

Harlene Hayne Votes Down Student Bid to Save Art History

Posted 11:46pm Thursday 27th September 2018

University Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne cast the deciding vote against OUSA’s proposal to save the Art History and Visual Culture programme, at the University Senate last week. OUSA Education Officer James Heath motioned “that Senate halts the proposal to disestablish the Art History Read more...

Students Rally to Save Art History and Visual Culture

Posted 7:31pm Thursday 20th September 2018

Students have launched a campaign to protest the proposed closure of the Art History and Visual Culture Programme, which had 1700 signatures as of Thursday.  The goal is to buy more time for the Programme, said protester Matthew Schep. “There’s been one month between students Read more...

How Robbie Nicol Became White Man Behind a Desk

Posted 6:47pm Thursday 20th September 2018

Comedy isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think politics. Unless, of course, you’re Robbie Nicol. His webseries and live show White Man Behind a Desk satirises New Zealand politics while tackling some big topics like child poverty, immigration and racism. Robbie admits Read more...

When is a Studio Room not a Studio Room?

Posted 10:28pm Thursday 6th September 2018

It’s that time of year when it looks like most of the good flats have already been signed and those people in your hall you agreed to flat with in O-Week might not actually be your best friends for life. You might be considering throwing in the towel and moving to St Kilda, or just into a Read more...

Law Students Slam Law Camp Review

Posted 10:02pm Thursday 6th September 2018

The Society of Otago University Law Students (SOULS) have got more than 200 people to submit their experiences of Law Camps in protest after a draft review of Law Camps was released that only drew on interviews with five former attendees. A review of Law Camp was commissioned from Dunedin Read more...

The Otago Uni Students Running an Art Exhibition for 125 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Posted 11:32pm Thursday 30th August 2018

Two Otago Art History students have organised an ambitious two-week art show accompanied by a publication and events to commemorate 125 years of women’s suffrage. The show centres on intersectional feminism, which event organisers, sisters Kari and Lydie Schmidt see as a “natural Read more...

Shit-Show Chateau up for Sale

Posted 11:30pm Thursday 30th August 2018

Offshore owners appear to have given up on the ‘Shit-Show Chateau’ at 47 London Street, despite a high-profile renovation attempt by students in 2013. The five bedroom, solar-panelled flat, that Harcourts euphemistically dubbed a “prime development opportunity,” is up for Read more...

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