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University College is the largest college at the University of Otago and one of the largest colleges in Australasia

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With students from over 175 different New Zealand secondary schools and many foreign countries we offer the cosmopolitan flavour of a large, vibrant student community in the heart of the Otago campus.

UniCol is a fully catered, quality tertiary accommodation provider. The majority of our 518 individual bedrooms are located in the two residential towers, with spectacular views across the campus and city, and the modern Annexe block. UniCol also maintains a flatting complex, Forth Street Mews, directly across Clyde Street from the main block. The Mews has 14 five-bedroom units which offer a semi-flatting experience but are fully integrated into the life of the College.

University College boasts well-maintained facilities including a multitude of large and small common rooms, dining hall, computer rooms, seminar and study rooms and gymnasium.

We pride ourselves on providing a secure, supportive academic environment for our largely first year population with a focus on the personal touch as well as fostering the transition to independent living.

Our large and committed staff and team of residential assistants have a high profile. The three senior managers live on-site and are available around-the-clock to provide support and assistance.

Encouraging, facilitating and recognising academic excellence is a key thrust of UniCol life. Our tutorial programme is comprehensive and we recognise academic excellence through awards, scholarships and special functions.

A regular programme of social and recreational events allows students the opportunity to make strong friendships and enjoy the wider aspects of life at the University and in Dunedin.

"Unicol really made my first year of study everything I hoped it would be. I felt very comfortable and made so many new friends. Really good!!"

"UniCol is my second home. Great environment, people, everything - I loved it!"