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Scholarship recipients thank you video
O29 Dame Carolyn Burns
New Year Honours recognise exceptional service

An inspirational group of Otago alumni and staff have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to their professions and communities.
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Understanding, tolerance and generosity at heart of gift 

A wonderfully generous Bequest from Mrs Ngaere Geddes and Professor Bill Geddes will provide invaluable support for Social Anthropology students.
O29 SIX60 Scholarship recipients
One-day honeymoon for new Vice-Chancellor Professor David Murdoch

Professor Murdoch talks about his vision for Otago, the challenges ahead and starting his new role in the middle of a global pandemic.
O29 Vince Costa and Grace Davies
Your Story – Richard Higham, an Otago legend

What began as a couple of years in Dunedin has turned into a 40-year connection with Otago. MBA Senior Lecturer Richard Higham talks about his path from Oxford to Otago, career highlights, family ties to the University and his passion for rugby. 

O29 End of year wrap up story
Alumni Reunions

Alumni back on campus for their Arana Class of 1991 reunion. The group explored student haunts, sampled local eateries and breweries, bike toured North Dunedin and spent time rekindling friendships.

Do you want to organise a reunion? Read more here...
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Hot Picks

Be entertained and feed your mind with our Hot Picks. You can relax in the comfort of your own home, while listening to a selection of podcasts, interviews, and lectures from Otago academics, visiting lecturers, and alumni.

Hot picks...
O29 Why We Heart Otago
Making a Difference

The new state-of-the-art BNZ Bloomberg Markets Lab Te Taura Takata at Otago Business School builds on enduring heritage and offers students exciting opportunities.

Making a Difference...
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Artwork on Campus

Pathways, by renowned New Zealand sculptor Dr Paul Dibble. 

The work was gifted to the University by the Stuart Residence Halls Council in 2016. The work includes five figures and a cross modelled on the national emblem of Scotland (the St Andrew’s cross). The sculpture’s five figures are purposely non-descript but have individual imagery: moving forward, putting your best foot forward, looking ahead, resolute and let us rejoice.

Upcoming 2022 Reunions and Events

For more details on upcoming reunions visit our alumni events calendar, information will be updated as it becomes available. Email reunions.alumni@otago.ac.nz if you would like more details or are interested in organising a reunion for your class.
NZ Alumni events
Medical Class of 1971 reunion
Phys Ed Class of 1972-1974 reunion
Medical Class of 2002
O29 Alumni in the news
Why We Otago 

An Alumni Undergraduate Scholarship helped start an academic career at the University of Otago – a career which has gone around the globe and back again. 
Recently appointed Law Lecturer Alex Latu says his scholarship relieved financial pressure in the first year of his studies.
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Opportunities for Alumni

Otago Mentor Match connects final-year students with alumni in their fields of interest. Our mentors guide and counsel students as they ready themselves for the workplace, developing skills and sharing insights and experience. You can contact the Programme Coordinator at mentor@otago.ac.nz or visit our site for more information.
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Alumni in the News

Alumni named as Rising Stars by NZ Lawyer magazine. Professor Bronwyn Hayward Supreme Winner in the Women of Influence Awards. Research by distinguished alumna Professor Carole McArthur suggests HIV prevalence in the Democratic Republic of Congo is substantially higher than previously reported. Former Tall Black captain Glen Denham takes up role as Headmaster at Wellington College. Dr Hamish McMillan heading to the University of Cambridge after being awarded a Breast Cancer Foundation scholarship. Crime fiction author Vanda Symon nominated for a Barry Award. Dr Pratik Chandra awarded a Gordon Sanderson scholarship for research related to glaucoma.

Alumni in the news...
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Supporting Otago

When the University reached out to Harraways to support the student community at a time of need, the Dunedin company didn’t hesitate to jump in and help. 
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