White Coat Ceremony

The traditional white coat ceremony was held at the University of Otago on Saturday 22nd February. The ceremony welcomed 131 new students into the Pharmacy School. This year the students received inspirational wishes in the pocket of their new white coats, written from Otago Pharmacy graduates.

Please enjoy some of the photographs taken at the ceremony by Alan Dove!

The ceremony also featured in the Otago Daily Times:
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/messages-inspire-new-generation

 

2018 P2 Camp Report

The annual P2 Pharmacy Camp was held from Wednesday the 14th until Friday the 16th of February this year. 60 new second year pharmacy students and 40 student volunteers came along for two days of bonding and fun at the Waiora Scout Camp near Mosgiel.

The 60 eager P2 students were split into 6 teams and participated in activities which ranged from sports to acting challenges. Points were given to the top 3 teams in every activity. The winning team at the end of the camp received a prize.

After getting to know their team mates, the P2’s participated in several ice breaker games including balloon popping and a quiz night to build their team spirit and comradery. After dinner, the night was finished with a disco party including a DJ and late night snacks.

The next day, the camp awoke to sunshine and the morning was spent playing cricket, volleyball, touch rugby and tug of war for points. After some sandwiches were served for lunch, the teams split off to work on their skits which included acting and songs based on a theme chosen from a hat. The skits were later presented at night and the whole camp were laughing and applauding the brilliant effort the new additions to Pharmacy had made.

The night ended in another dance party. New friendships had blossomed and the whole cohort was celebrating together before entering their first year of study in The School of Pharmacy.

Emma Gray, Marketing Executive

 

OUSA Welfare Representative Danielle Pope

Our own amazing Danielle Pope as the Welfare rep for OUSA has organised for 2500 students at Otago University to get a free flu jab. To get a FREE flu jab, call Student Health and book into one of their flu vaccination clinics to prevent you getting sick this winter!

See Otago Daily Times article https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/free-flu-jabs-2500-students

 

2017 P2 Camp

Our legendary initiation into the School of Pharmacy is our P2 camp. This year we took all new students to Waiora Scout Camp from Monday 13th February to Wednesday 15th February.

Thank you to our sponsors this year:

Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand

Larson’s Pharmacy

Go Healthy New Zealand

BDO Accountants and Advisors

Huge credit to Alice Weil for organising such a successful camp.