Welcome to Postgrad life at Otago. A few things change when you begin postgraduate study. You may be given office space, you can obtain a postgrad email address, you may need to use special software such as Endnote for your citations, and software to help you do your research. Make sure you get all the help you need. Come visit us in the Central Library if you have IT questions and we’ll help you do what you need to do to complete your study.
If you are having trouble with the computer that you are given, or need to work out how to use it efficiently, come talk to us at Student IT in the Central library about it. In some cases a Desktop Support technician may need to be sent. Ask your department administrator for help to request a visit, or come see us if you need more urgent attention and we will get things moving for you.
- Software which is available to all students by default. Click here for a list.
- Software which is available to you because you are doing a course that requires it. Your lecturer will inform you of any software that you will be using at the start of semester. This software will be located in: Start Menu > All Programs > Course Specific Software
- Software which is freely available to students on request. Click here for a list of available software, and information on how to request it.
Student IT are your front-line defence against any technical problems you might experience.
Student IT hours
Our hours during semester time are:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 9pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 9pm