MINOR CONFUSION! Announcement Elicits Fears

Posted 6:01pm Monday 29th May 2023 by Zak Rudin

The Uni is possibly considering raising student fees to help with the $60 million funding shortfall. Brandon, President of the Ōtepoti Tertiary Education Union (TEU) branch, was at a TEU conference meeting where an announcement was made that seemed to indicate this. Tim Fowler, executive head Read more...

Dental School Patient Fees Change

Posted 2:58pm Sunday 19th March 2023 by Fox Meyer

Patient fees at the Dental School now cost a flat rate of $120 per session, or $90 with a Community Services Card. The Dental School announced this change with the explanation that it will ensure their financial sustainability without sacrificing their level of care.   Previously, fees Read more...

OUSA Reacts to Uni Name Change Proposal

Posted 2:59pm Sunday 19th March 2023 by Fox Meyer

On Wednesday, 15 March 2023, the Uni announced that they’re opening feedback for their new visual identity proposal. Essentially, they’ve come up with a new name and logo for the Uni, which is one piece of a “long-term plan [with] the desire to become a Te Tiriti-led Read more...

Otago University ranking rises four places

Posted 10:21am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Joe Higham

Otago University has improved in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by four places from 2015’s results, moving from 173rd to 169th place respectively.  The improvement does nothing to alter their nationwide ranking of second, with the University of Auckland being Read more...

Otago University & DCC to collaborate to clean up North Dunedinís streets

Posted 10:23am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Joe Higham

The Dunedin City Council (DCC) and the University of Otago are investigating and preparing the initial procedure to increase the frequency of rubbish collection in North Dunedin to improve the campus’ street cleanliness.   According to the meeting minutes from a 30 August 2016 meeting Read more...

Disillusionment continues within the Humanities Division

Posted 10:11am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Joel MacManus

On a rainy, windy Wednesday afternoon, a crowd of around 400 gathered to protest ongoing cuts to the Otago University Humanities Division. OUSA Admin VP Jarred Griffiths stood at the foot of the Clocktower addressing the raucous mob through a megaphone declaring “we stand here today surrounded Read more...

Otago University conducting concussion research alongside Otago RFU

Posted 10:17am Saturday 10th September 2016 by Joe Higham

Otago Rugby Football Club has teamed up with the University of Otago to explore the connection between neck strength and concussion.  The ground-breaking study will focus on sensors placed behind the players’ ears and will log information allowing them to assess whether or not the neck Read more...

Viability of computerised exams investigated

Posted 2:24pm Monday 15th August 2016 by Joe Higham

Otago University has revealed it is investigating whether widespread use of computer-based examinations (CBE) is a possibility. A Working Group set up by the University includes representatives from the Divisions of Humanities, Health Science, Science, Commerce, and also OUSA, among others. The Read more...

Sleepy second semester students seek secure study space

Posted 2:28pm Monday 15th August 2016 by Joel MacManus

OUSA is hoping to ensure the return of the 24 Hour Study Space for second semester exam time this year. The initiative, which saw the Clubs and Socs building on Albany Street extend its opening hours pasts its usual 10:30pm closing time, was hugely popular among students, who packed out the Read more...

Uncertain times for humanities staff as five departments facing redundancies

Posted 10:49am Sunday 7th August 2016 by Joe Higham

A media briefing held by Otago University on Wednesday 3 August, provided few assurances to the future of staff members in the Division of Humanities.  Otago University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor, Tony Ballantyne, addressed the media, stating that five departments within the division will Read more...

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