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FAQ's

How do I get access to Unipol?

Entry into the Unipol is free for University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students with presentation of their valid ID card. It is also available for use by University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic staff and their whānau and friends with a Unipol membership card or casual entry fee.

How old do I have to be to use the weights/cardio room or do a group fitness class?

16 years of age.

What happens if I forget my student ID card?

If you forget to bring your student ID card when visiting you will be required to pay the casual fee to gain access however you are entitled to reimbursement if you return with the signed receipt and ID card within 7 days.

How do I get a locker key?

Locker keys are available at reception by swapping your valid student ID card. Locker keys are free and we suggest you lock your personal gear safely away while using the facility. Lockers are available only while you are using the facility.

What equipment can I get with my ID card at reception?

We have locker keys, basketballs, volleyballs, pool equipment, badminton racquets, table tennis equipment and various gym equipment which is available for use by swapping your ID card. One ID card is required per piece of equipment. If more than one piece of equipment is borrowed another form of valid photo ID is required  e.g. drivers licence, R18 card.

I want to play badminton. Do I need to bring a shuttlecock with me?

Yes. You can either bring a shuttlecock with you or purchase one at reception. Badminton racquets are available for use by swapping your valid student ID card.

Am I allowed to bring my own chalk into Unipol?

No, we have a no chalk policy.