Request for Application to Enrol

K Roe made this Official Information request to University of Otago

Currently waiting for a response from University of Otago, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: K Roe

Dear University of Otago,

I am having trouble applying to enrol in the University of Otago by way of the online system.

This is the THIRD TIME I have requested paper forms that I may fill out and post to where they are supposed to go.

As a domestic student of New Zealand who has attained the age of 20 years the Education Act informs me I am ENTITLED TO BE ENROLLED IN THE PROGRAM OF MY CHOOSING.

It may seem clever, somehow, to simply refuse to give students who are in fact ENTITLED to be enrolled an application form -- but I can assure you it is not within the spirit of the Education Act, and it simply isn't any good.

If you could upload a PDF application to enrol so that any student who is ENTITLED to be enrolled (or any student who wishes for SPECIAL CONSIDERATION to be enrolled as they have not attainted the age of 20 years, yet) can apply to be enrolled then that would be terrific. It would also be terrific if such forms were freely available to students from a convenient location on your webpage (in which case a link to that would suffice).

I can't believe that one is supposed to beg or bribe applications to enrol from administrators.

Welcome to 2020.

Yours faithfully,

A person in New Zealand

Kelly Roe

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From: University of Otago Registrar
University of Otago

Dear Ms Roe


Notwithstanding that I have previously provided you with information on
application processes at the University of Otago, I do not take this to be
an Official Information Act request.  Furthermore, an answer to your query
may require me to divulge personal information, which would be
inappropriate via the public FYI website.  Please contact me directly
about this matter if you wish to discuss further (email
[1][University of Otago request email]).


Yours sincerely


Chris Stoddart

Registrar and Secretary to the Council

University of Otago



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From: K Roe

Dear University of Otago Registrar,

I'm sorry -- the link you supplied to me to a PDF application to enrol that can be filled out by any student and posted to the University does not appear to be working.

Please can you supply a link.


Yours sincerely,

K Roe

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