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O27 Sir Eion Edgar
Honouring Otago's friend and champion Sir Eion Edgar

Since graduating in 1967, Sir Eion Edgar KNZM has been a proud alumnus, valued friend and unwavering supporter of Otago. A visionary businessman and philanthropist, we pay tribute to Sir Eion, who died earlier this week.

O27 Queens Birthday honours
Top honours for Otago alumni and staff

An inspirational group of alumni and staff were recognised for their exceptional contribution and service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
O27 Tasty Twins
Twins serve up some cold weather wellness

Young alumni Instagrammers Emily and Sophie (aka The Tasty Twins) share their wellness tips and some fabulous winter-warming recipes
O27 Dame Fiona Kidman
Good reads for winter from Dame Fiona Kidman

To help us get through the long evenings we asked renowned author Dame Fiona Kidman for a few good reads recommendations.
O27 Your Story Tom and Georgia
Two exceptional young graduates' stories so far

Tom Devine and Georgia Bellett are heading to the USA on prestigious scholarships. Tom has received the William Georgetti Scholarship and is going to Columbia University and Georgia has been awarded the NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin Scholarship and will attend University of California at Berkeley.
Your story...
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20Twenties nominations

After the success of our inaugural Young Alumni Awards the 20Twenties, we invite you to consider nominating a young alumnus or alumna who has made a positive impact in their community or wider through their leadership, innovation, determination, or research.

For inspiration you can read about 2020’s recipients.
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Supporting Otago

Seeing a need for today’s geology students to develop their hands-on field skills, Otago Geology alumnus Clynt Nauman and his wife and fellow geologist Jan decided to put their support behind re-establishing and enhancing two field trips run by Otago’s Department of Geology, Te Tari Tātai Arowhenua.

Supporting Otago...
Lecture Hot Picks

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

Lecture hot picks...

Upcoming 2021 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 are interested in organising a reunion for your class.
Medical class of 1971 reunion
Medical class of 1976 reunion
Home Science first year class of 1970
Dental class of 2011 reunion
O27 Networks and Events
Networks & events

The first half of 2021 has seen a number of events, including an inaugural alumni event at Hākitekura; the first Whānau Session in conjunction with the Department of Botany; a webinar hosted by the AUOA, and coaches’ breakfasts with the Highlanders.

Networks & events...
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Alumni survey invitation – your feedback is important!

As a member of the University of Otago alumni community we want to hear from you to understand how connected you feel to the University, and which alumni activities you feel are worthwhile.

We invite you to take the survey here.
O27 Making a Difference Eryn Duffy
Making a Difference

On the spur of the moment Eryn Duffy entered a radio competition for $2,000, saying if she won, she'd love to give the money to ExPinkt™, a breast cancer gym run through the University of Otago’s School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences (SPESES).

Making a Difference...
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Otago MBA NZ 1
O27 Otago images
Otago images

As the shortest day of the year approaches we take a look back at last winter's brief, but beautiful, dusting of snow that covered the campus and much of Dunedin.

Otago images...
Alumni book club

Members of the University of Otago Alumni book club had the opportunity to join a webinar with the author of The Midnight Library, Matt Haigh.
Watch the webinar here.

The current book is Long Bright River by Liz Moore. Join the Book Club here.
O27 Alumni in the news
Alumni in the News

Interview with renowned textile artist Susan Holmes.
Success for Otago law alumna and author Rose Carlyle’s debut novel.
Profile with MNZM recipient Dr Samantha Murton.
Otago alumni and staff win New Zealand Geographical Society Awards.
Alumni in the news...
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Alumni news feed

Keep up-to-date with news from the University of Otago and the many alumni who are achieving varied and interesting accomplishments throughout New Zealand and the world.

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