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Chemistry (OCAN)


Welcome! Thank you for taking a look at our alumni site.  We hope that you will take the time to update your details online. This will ensure you recieve the right information from us.

We aim to establish an interactive network of our past students and staff, our current members of the department and any prospective members.  The idea is that with time the network will become self-sustaining and provide links among all members of our chemistry community, allowing contact to be maintained between individuals, for us as a department to have an ongoing relationship with our past members and to establish an easy path of communication between everyone who has been connected with the department at some time in its history.  This could include a student wanting to ask some chemistry-related questions, people planning their careers and wanting to contact someone currently employed in their preferred job, employers looking to provide job opportunities, or maybe you have just lost contact with someone that used to be in your class and you’d like to find them again.  We would love all of our past members of the department to join this interactive network and to establish a support system beyond graduation.

Otago Chemistry Alumni Network (OCAN)
Dr Allan Blackman - Coordinator, Otago Chemistry Alumni Network

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Scarfie Notes

Perpetual Scarfie

Attended lecture. Still uninformed, but on a higher level.

Choosing a flat up all those steps was a great idea until I had to shift my furniture.

Did you know the Richardson Building won an architectural award for modernism in 1983?

Double glazing installed in Dundas St flat. Students protest against gentrification.

Dunedin’s summer always occurs during exams.

Fish & chips contain all the important food groups: fat, salt, starch and crunchy bits.

I have located the missing tutorial notes. ALL IS WELL!

Icecream tastes so much better in Woodhaugh Garden.

It’s wonderful how Postgraduates reclaim the library between semesters.

Leith Street is the classy alternative to Castle Street.

My flat doesn’t have a fridge. Superfluous.

My lecturer thinks an hour of reading per night is reasonable. So do the other seven.

My new student ID card makes me look bright orange like Tom Jones. Apparently it’s not unusual.

North East Valley – it’s not just a place, it’s a lifestyle.

Stay warm with stripy thermal underwear. The stripes rub together to create heat friction.

Take a minute to read the graffiti on a library desk.

The Archway lecture theatre spins around and throws you out in the wrong direction!

World-leading Science faculty but still no cure for the Fresher Flu!