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Life at Carrington

Carrington creates the optimal balance between study success and having a great time. Our community is serious about success and working hard to achieve your goals – an absolute necessity if you want to gain entry to a competitive-entry course like Law, Medicine, or a postgraduate degree!

Jenkins balcony

Beautiful surroundings

There is no better way to start your day than by waking up to the native birds that live in the three hectares of the Carrington campus. Our grounds provide a peaceful oasis amongst the hectic Otago student quarter. What a great way to start the day when you're studying! The peace and quiet at Carrington also makes it a great place to get your study done. There are no significant noise distractions or interruptions to ruin your focus. Finding a good, quiet place to study can make all the difference!

Academic excellence

Our community prides itself in striving to achieve top results. Having fantastic grades is a must if you want to follow your dreams and Carrington residents share this desire to succeed. The Carrington academic programme provides you with academic and motivational support throughout the year and has a proven track record that is second to none!

A great social experience!

Carrington residents work hard but they also know how to take a break and have some fun. Our community is fun and friendly with a well thought out social calendar that won't impinge on your study time. Join us for a range of events throughout the year, like the Annual Ball or the Stuart Shield competitions, or simply enjoy getting to know your fellow Carringtonians at a dessert night or H.O.P.

Fantastic food!

You can't describe Carrington without mentioning the amazing food. It's delicious, nutritious and there is a huge range to choose from. Best of all are the wonderful Food Service team who make all the wonderful food happen. They love what they do and this shows in the quality of the cuisine they produce.

We support you right through the year

Carrington has a brilliant team of staff whose focus is making sure you have the best environment in which to succeed. They strive to ensure you have all the support and assistance you need throughout the year. They're always there for a friendly chat or to help you with any issues you face.

Find out more about Carrington from some of our residents...

The Carrington Community

Settling into Carrington