Immersion opportunities in Dunedin include getting involved in extracurricular activities on campus, spending time doing memorable activities with your flatmates, and/or getting involved with a group in the local community that shares your interests or helps you develop new interests.
The University of Otago has a fantastic student activities program. The Unipol Sports Centre caters to a variety of fitness needs with cardio and weight rooms, fitness classes and gym space for basketball, badminton, table tennis and more. You can also join a number of sports teams, such as rugby, soccer and basketball. You will have free entry with your Student ID card, which you will receive your first week.
At Unipol, you can find out more about the many activities and courses that the university offers. For a small fee Recreation Services offers a number of very diverse activities and courses such as horseback riding, golfing, surfing, sailing, jewelry making, hiking and astronomy. These activities are a great way to meet new people, get involved in the community, and learn something new! Unipol also organizes a number of trips around the South Island for a fee. Some past trips have included skiing/snowboarding, cycle tours, sea kayaking, wine tours and more.
In addition to Unipol, The Clubs and Societies Centre, owned by the Otago University Students’ Association (OUSA), offers activities and facilities as well. If you join OUSA, you can participate in one of the 70+ clubs and societies offered. Past BCA students have enjoyed participating in the following activities: Student Life, dance, choir, kickboxing – just to name a few!
Also consider participating in the events, activities and trips the UniFlats Office offers. They are awesome opportunities, often free or for a small fee.