Students Say Mid-Sem Break Is “Too Short”

Posted 2:39pm Sunday 2nd April 2023 by Emily Esplin

With Easter Break just around the corner, Otago students are once again asking themselves: “Why do we only get a one week break?” Critic Te Ārohi reached out to the Uni for answers. Again. We’ve done this a lot. Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Nicholson began by Read more...

Students Happy With George St One-Way Decision

Posted 3:11pm Friday 1st October 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

In an historic vote last Wednesday, the Dunedin City Council moved to turn George St into a one-way heading south, with construction beginning shortly. It has been over thirty years since George Street was last redeveloped. Apart from that jeweller who is now using Aaron Hawkins’ face as a Read more...

You Gotta Cheat It to Win It: Is trivial cheating slowly killing pub quizzes?

Posted 12:06am Saturday 2nd October 2021 by Sean Gourley

Pub quizzes are one of the more wholesome sides of student drinking culture. With pubs back open in Level 2, there’s nothing like testing your knowledge and your friendships by battling other teams for a bar tab or some Speights tees. However, in recent years cheating has reportedly become Read more...

Top 10 Ways to Trick Your Flatmates into Doing Shared Flat Meals

Posted 1:34am Sunday 14th March 2021 by Callan George

Just do it. Start cooking. Make a giant fuck off meal and serve it to the whole clan. Odds are, they’ll accept a free feed. Repeat this until your flatties feel as if they have to return the ‘favour’ and then boom, you’ve guilt tripped them a system of mutual Read more...

Flatting in Hell: Abuse in Student Homes

Posted 11:58am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Kirio Birks

“[My flatmates] threw away my dead sister’s necklace.” For Ava* that was normal; her normal. The same was true of her flatmate Beth*. They shared a world in which their house was not a home, not a sanctuary from the outside world, not even a place to eat, shower, or sleep. Both Ava Read more...

Announcement of Financial Help for Students Not All It Seems for Dunedin

Posted 10:54am Sunday 28th May 2017 by Joel MacManus

Students in financial trouble may breathe a slight sigh of relief after the changes announced in the 2017 Budget, although little help is on the way for those studying in Dunedin. Minister for Finance Steve Joyce announced a $20 per week increase in the accommodation supplement for those on Student Read more...

North Dunedin bar leaves student staff high & dry

Posted 10:00am Sunday 4th September 2016 by Joe Higham

Part of the Employment Standards Legislation Bill came into force on 1 April 2016. The bill amended various statutes and sought to address the growing issue of exploitative employment contracts, most notably zero hour contracts, along with changes to the law relating to the cancellation of employee Read more...

Funnily enough Dunedin does need students

Posted 2:20pm Monday 15th August 2016 by Hugh Baird

The annual University of Otago Economic Impact Report was released last week at the latest University Council meeting. The report, which was compiled by the office of the Vice-Chancellor reported on the economic impact that the University had on the local economy, through expenditure of the Read more...

OUSA on a mission to get students voting

Posted 10:46am Sunday 7th August 2016 by Joel MacManus

OUSA has launched what Administrative Vice-President Jarred Griffiths describes as “the largest student voter enrolment drive we’ve ever done”. Over the past two weeks, Exec members have been visiting halls and encouraging enrolments with the promise of pizza for the floors who Read more...

Students sleeping in Octagon by choice this time

Posted 10:23am Sunday 24th July 2016 by Joe Higham

The Dunedin Sleep Out, an event in which participants sleep out in the Octagon to raise awareness and money for homelessness in Dunedin, will take place from 7pm on July 29.  Last year, the event raised $12,000, which went toward contributing the final amounts needed for the Dunedin Night Read more...

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