By Sue Roberts-Blyth | Posted: Sunday February 21, 2021
Friday February 19th saw the Year 12 Geographers heading down to the University of Otago.
The trip was to kick off some work on ’Scarfie Culture’ - our first Internal.
Otago Uni is the most beautiful university in NZ (no bias of course) and also New Zealand’s only real residential university. This creates a warm, fun environment and a strong community, but we wanted to find out if this scenario also generates any behavioural issues.
We are looking into a range of viewpoints, and how different people have different perspectives on what goes on at Uni, with a view to coming up with ideas and strategies around solving some of the issues encountered. To help gather information, we visited the Clubs and Societies building, Hyde St, the library, and had a tour of UniCol. We had a session with some Otago Uni students, and (as in the photos) visited the Proctors office to talk with Campus Watch staff.
We were fortunate to have the services of Teresa Sevenson and Etiénne Nel (Head of Geography at Uni) accompany us, and give us lots of extra information. Big thank you to Teresa and Etiénne.