OUSA Give Away Van For One Year After Lengthy Competition

Posted 10:58am Sunday 8th October 2017 by Joel MacManus

Otago Student Will Bowsey is the proud new owner of a van for the next year, after winning ‘The Great Silver Bullet Giveaway’ last Tuesday. He will receive a free 12 month lease on the van, fully covered by OUSA insurance. The OUSA branding will be removed. Contestants had to keep at Read more...

OUSA Election Report Details Complaints of Discounted Chocolates, Harassment, and Media Bias

Posted 11:04am Sunday 8th October 2017 by Joe Higham

The OUSA Executive Elections had their fair share of controversy, and although Critic promised that we’d stopped talking about it, we lied. That’s because Kyla Mullen, OUSA’s Returning Officer for the election, has released her report, detailing the complaints she received and Read more...

Labour Landslide at University of Otago Polling Booths

Posted 9:29am Saturday 30th September 2017 by Joel MacManus

Preliminary election results have shown that a resurgent Labour Party dominated the vote at polling stations within the University of Otago. A total of 5,728 votes were cast at the three polling stations on campus, which included Unipol, the Link, and Otago Polytech. Labour romped home with 46.9 Read more...

Otago Student Wins Brain Research Award

Posted 11:04am Sunday 24th September 2017 by Lucy Hunter

PhD student Ashwini Hariharan was awarded the Best Student Poster Presentation at the 35th Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research held in Queenstown between 1-6 September 2017. Hariharan’s research is in brain vascular dysfunction; problems in brain blood flow and Read more...

Dunedin Craft Beer Festival Sells Out of Tickets

Posted 10:29am Sunday 10th September 2017 by Joel MacManus

In its fifth year, the Dunedin Craft Beer Festival is on track to be the biggest it’s ever been. From a small event entirely based on the concrete slab at the Otago Daily Times end of Forsyth Barr Stadium the event has expanded to encompass the entire field. The festival was originally Read more...

OUSA Disaffiliate Religious “Cult” After “Bringing OUSA Into Disrepute”

Posted 10:21am Sunday 20th August 2017 by Joe Higham

OUSA have formally disaffiliated a controversial religious group, labelled by many as a cult, after “bringing OUSA into disrepute, ignoring OUSA directives and breaching the [association’s] constitution”. Elohim Bible Academy are a subgroup of the World Mission Society Church of Read more...

University Pharmacy Students Using Elective Study Programme For Community Good

Posted 10:26am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Joe Higham

A campaign to raise awareness of New Zealand’s ‘prescription subsidy scheme’ in the Dunedin community is being run by five University of Otago students, who have received praise for their work from their supervisors. The name of the group, ‘20 Is Plenty’, reflects Read more...

University of Otago Win a Quarter of the 2017 Tertiary Teaching Awards

Posted 10:29am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Joe Higham

Last week Parliament hosted the award ceremony for the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017, with the University of Otago receiving three of the night’s top awards. The Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching category included up to 10 awards in the General Category and two awards Read more...

Re:Fuel Accused of Not Protecting Customer After Assault Complaint to Bouncer

Posted 10:40am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Joel MacManus

Re:Fuel has been accused of not doing enough to protect the safety of its patrons, after one student was assaulted even after requesting help from bouncers several times. Jack Brazil says he was out at pint night two weeks ago with some friends. “It basically started in the line to Re:Fuel. Read more...

Oppose Cuts, Defend Our Staff

Posted 10:47am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Save Our Services, Save Our Staff

This article was written by the Tertiary Education Union and Public Service Association’s “Save Our Services, Save Our Staff” Action Committee and represents their opinion on the Student Services Review.   Vice-Chancellor Harlene Hayne recently announced plans Read more...

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