Category: Media

University of Otago Campus Master Plan

“The University of Otago has been continuously evolving since the 1870s, which saw the construction of its first purpose-built buildings on the Dunedin site. Two major plans, completed in 1972 and 1980, have guided the growth of the Dunedin Campus over the last the last three decades. However, much has changed at the University in this time and an updated campus master plan is now urgently required.”

This is due to be published soon.

University of Otago Campus Master Plan

The student and the landlady / University of Otago Capping Book 1947, p21

The Student and the Landlady were sitting by the fire,

The Student wept like anything to feel starvation dire.

“If I don’t get a feed,” he said, “I really shall expire.”

“Seven deaths in seven months will ruin me,” she cried.

“You wouldn’t care,” the Student said, “if I lay down and died.”

“What nonsense!” said the Landlady, “do you think I’ve got no pride?”

The Student and the Landlady are bitter foes you know;

The Student wept like anything because she bade him go.

“How cruel it is, ” the Student said, “to deal me such a blow.

Seven shifts in seven weeks I really can’t afford;

But pack my books and shirts and things I’ll go and hire a Ford –

“I doubt it,” said the Landlady, “unless you pay your board.”

In the habit of students / ODT 27.02.10

An article in the weekend magazine giving a brief view of the history of some student traditions that have come, gone, and some of those that remain. There’s a lot not mentioned … things that have been banned, like the Knox howl. And there are also traditions not so commonly recognised, like naming flats. This is unique to Dunedin, it’s pretty special.

In the habit of students / ODT 27.02.10