Midnight Marathoners for Charity

Posted 5:05pm Saturday 11th May 2024 by Hugh Askerud

In a joint venture between the ski club (OUSSC) and canoe club (OUCC), and one lonely member of the bike club (OUBC), on Sunday May 5th a group of 30 students competed in the Red Bull event Wings for Life, a global charity run.  The group’s run was part of the global 2024 Wings for Read more...

“Toss the Boss” off Forsyth Barr

Posted 2:14pm Sunday 19th March 2023 by Zak Rudin

On May 12th, Co-President of the National Disabled Students Association (NDSA) Sean Prentice is going to be “tossed” off Forsyth Barr Stadium to raise money for charity. Sean is “petrified of heights”, so this will be a fun one.   The irony of being Read more...

Students “Giving Back” to Rescue Choppers, Blood Donations

Posted 1:36pm Saturday 24th September 2022 by Zak Rudin

Following a gnarly Mt Hutt crash, two Otago Uni students recently partnered with the New Zealand Blood Service (NZ Blood) and the Canterbury Westpac Rescue Helicopter to take blood and money from students. For a good cause, of course.  Last year, Isaac suffered a compound fracture to his Read more...

Ditch the Indomie and Cook Like A Granny

Posted 1:55pm Sunday 1st May 2022 by Denzel Chung

A South Dunedin charity is aiming to teach life skills using the most potent source of wisdom known to humankind: grannies.They’re hoping their cooking workshops, focusing on cheap, sustainable recipes, will be a hit with eco-conscious, cash-strapped students.  The adorably-named Read more...

Otago Students Raise Over $100k During Relay For Life

Posted 4:55pm Sunday 2nd May 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

In an incredible effort unmatched by any other university in the country, Otago students raised over $100,00 for the Cancer Society (the disease, not the star sign). Otago is also the only Uni to have its own separate Relay event. We may be crippling alcoholics every other week, but we know what Read more...

One Student’s Trash Another’s Treasure

Posted 11:16pm Saturday 13th March 2021 by Fox Meyer

OUSA’s O Week Drop for Good initiative kept thousands of items out of landfills, and put them back in student flats, where garbage belongs. The event also made $5,400 for OUSA, according to their meeting last Monday.  “So much of this stuff is high-quality,” said Emily Read more...

Med students hate sausage, raise money by tutoring instead

Posted 5:04pm Sunday 22nd April 2012 by Gus Gawn

Med student Chrystal Diong is putting her ample spare time to good use by organising a student-tutoring programme that raises funds for World Vision. The scheme, simply entitled Tutoring for World Vision, allows second- and third-year med students with excellent grades to donate their time Read more...

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