Personal Development


If you spend far too long trying to memorise your notes, struggle with information recall, or find exam stress too much, this course will show you how you can remember and recall your information on cue, without stress, and with confidence. This course can help you improve your grades, do presentations without notes, is easy to learn, but once understood will change the way you study and the confidence you have in your ability to learn and recall information, for ever!

When: July 19th - August 16th, 2017 [4 sessions: Wednesdays 7:00- 8:30pm].
NB: NO CLASS 2nd August.

Bring: Pen and paper.

Where: Evison Lounge, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $48 (with Early Bird Discount)



The OUSA Student Support Centre bring you, in collaboration with Nutrition & Life, a workshop dedicated to Mindful eating the smarter way to good nutrition.

In this 1 ½ hour workshop you will get to explore topics such as:

Embrace Body Shape - Feel good in your own skin and forget weight and body image concerns.
Embrace Body Cues - Stop feeling crazy around food, and learn techniques to help with cravings, and understand your appetite.
Embrace All Foods - Make food choices simple, easy and enjoyable, and learn how to eat for satisfaction and fullness.

The workshop section is followed by an opportunity to partake in a Mindful Eating Meditation, where you will choose a food and eat mindfully to get some real life practice.

When: Tuesday September 12th, 7.00-8.30pm.

Where: Room 2, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: Free to Otago University, Otago Polytech, and Otago Language Students. Please sign up prior, as spaces are limited.



Experience QI GONG : Improve Health : Develop the Mind : Uplift Life. Qi Gong, commonly translated as “life energy cultivation,” is a traditional Chinese practice of gentle body movements and postures, breathing exercises and mind activities that achieve states of deep relaxation and continuous positive changes in our qi or life force. Yuan Gong – the style of qi gong to be taught – is an exciting new system created for contemporary times that is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice, time efficient and life enhancing. Well being and mental clarity replace illness and stress and life gains improved balance, flow and enriched meaning. The smooth, circular movements of Yuan Gong can be done by anyone at any time and adapted for any physical condition. Yuan Gong offers immediate benefits, as well as riches that will continue to unfold over a lifetime.

Stream One: Cancelled
Stream Two: September 5th - October 10th, 2017 [6 sessions: Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00pm].

Bring: Wear non-restrictive comfortable clothes. Cushions and mats are provided. (Please take shoes off before entering the Jonesy Dance Room, to protect the floor)

Where: Jonesy Dance Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

$38.00 (with Early Bird Discount)



This is an invaluable and unique learning opportunity to better understand, gain awareness and creative inclusive environments for “Queer” groups and individuals. There will be a stronger focus on tertiary education contexts although this course is applicable to most. *'Queer' is a reclaimed term used by some to describe the many variations of sexual attraction and sex/gender identity, including intersex, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, asexual, fa'afafine, takatapui, lesbian, bisexual and gay.

When: September 11th, 2017 [Monday 12:00 - 3:00pm]

Bring: Everything is provided including drinks and nibbles

Where: Otago Room, OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street, Dunedin

Cost: $10.00 (with Early Bird Discount)