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Supporting first year students living locally: flatting, boarding, or living at home

The Locals programme provides academic support, social and volunteering opportunities to first year students at the University of Otago who are living at home, flatting, or boarding. We are the biggest student community on campus with a quarter of all first year students being Locals. 

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Student for a Day 2019

Student for a Day is a programme run by Locals for potential Year 13 students to come onto campus and experience university life first hand. Go to our Student for a Day page to find out more and register. 


News and Events

Have a look at what's coming up in the Locals programme, or sign up to receive the Locals newsletter.


Academic support

Find out what academic support Locals can offer you.



Have a look at some of what locals get up to.