Every year we see stories slashed across the media about how poorly the students of the The University of Otago (UoO) act at their Orientation Week, better known as ‘O’ week.
I have been a skeptic over the last few years that those involved in the worst offenses (as per the court news in the local paper the ODT) are not usually actually students enrolled at the UoO. In fact I have been told by students I used to supervise when I was working at the Hospital that they were sick of car loads of ‘kids’ driving up from small towns to get some in of the action. It is also fair to lay some of the blame on the local non UoO youth.
So it is great while sitting down to some lovely French Toast my wife has made this morning to read this article on the ODT website. Good on the students association, the OUSA, for putting on a great set of events that have given the students of UoO a chance to show that fun can be had without riots and bad press.
Great to see the stadium being used as a play to celebrate. Not a lot of celebrating to be had last night watching the Highlanders loose to the Chiefs on Foxtel!
Now I was a health student at Uni but I am sure there would be some sort of Marketting/social media/public policy masters project in actually linking up misdemeanors and the culprits current life status….. ie: how much of the bad media is the ‘students’ fault?