The New Zealand Association of Pharmacy Students Otago (NZAPS-O) is a voluntary student executive committee who represent the School of Pharmacy and its students. We cater for the academic, cultural and social needs of the University of Otago Pharmacy students.

NZAPS-O executives work closely together to plan and organise numerous social, educational and sporting occasions throughout the year for the students (which you don’t want to miss out). These include events such as Coffee and Cake days, Wine & Cheese Evening, Pharmacy Ball, Pharmacy Revue, and much, much more!

All students studying at the School of Pharmacy, towards a Bachelor of Pharmacy or any other postgraduate qualification is eligible to become members of the association upon payment of the subscription.


All Pharmacy students are eligible to become an NZAPS-O member, which will entitle you to some great deals and savings during your time as a pharmacy student, and will ensure that you are always up-to-date and involved (if you want to be) with any events.

You will receive cheaper social event tickets, deals for first aid courses, as well as discounts from businesses around Dunedin.

NZAPS-O members are also eligible to apply for Student Exchange Programmes, as well as pharmacy conferences overseas, such as the IPSF congress (International Pharmaceutical Student Federation), APPS (Asia-Pacific Pharmaceutical Symposium) and the NAPSA conference (National Australian Pharmacy Students Association) .

If you would like to be a member of NZAPS-O you will have to pay a membership fee of $100 for 3 years or $50 for 1 year.

Membership Discount Cards

Finding Sponsors and student deals is not easy. it’s more than just receiving discounts and money from large or local businesses, it is a mutual relationship developed between our student association and these companies, in order to bridge the gap between our members, and the wider community out there. So on behalf of our student association, we would like to thank our sponsors, for their continuous support this year, and our local businesses who continue to support our student community, on a day to day basis.

Our student deals for 2020 are:

Gelato Junkie – $1 off double scoop, 50c of single scoop. Bring own cup and spoon to get further 50% off
Look Sharp – 10% off
Pizza Bella – 15% off everything
Stirling Sports – 10% off most full priced items
Fish Hook – 5% off most full price items
Re-Burger – 5% off all items (not including deals)
Poppas Pizza – free garlic bread with any regular or large pizza
Rob Roy– free upgrade to waffle cone
The Good Oil – $2 off BLT Bagel and double clicks on coffee cards
Noel Leeming – Cost price plus 10% all year round
Allpress Cafe – free biscotti with any hot beverage purchase
Chopsticks 101 – 5% off all full priced drinks and meals
Leith Liquorland – 5% off beer, wine, spirits and RTD’s
Irresurrect – discounts on ALL phone repairs (dependent on damage)


NZAPS-O is a Full Member in Association of the International Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation (IPSF). Established in 1949, IPSF now represents over 350,000 pharmacy students, pharmaceutical science students, and recent graduates in more than 80 countries worldwide. IPSF is the leading international advocacy organisation that promotes improved public health through the provision of information, education, networking and a range of publications and professional activities.


Elections are held during the month of September with successful candidates announced during the Annual General Meeting.

Voting may take place using any media, physical or electronic, provided it is carried out in a manner consistent with the rules.

Annual General Meetings

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held during the month of September each year. This is when we receive the Annual and Financial Reports from the current year and accept final votes from the election.

Officers of the Executive for the following year will be elected at this meeting.

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