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The University Flats collegiate community is considerably enhanced through a wide variety of sporting and cultural events and activities ran by the Uni Flats team.

Some of these activities are University Flats events, while others are part of the inter-college sporting, gaming and cultural competitions. You can participate in individual pursuits through the many clubs, societies, recreation services, and volunteering opportunities on campus and within wider Dunedin.

Inter-College Competition

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University Flats participate in several different sporting, gaming, and cultural competitions throughout the year as part of the the Inter-College Competition ran by UniPol, competing against other residential colleges. These events include a quiz night, chess, pool, gaming, and creative arts competitions. There is also a cultural performance evening and big sing choir event as well as inter college sports such as netball, waka ama, badminton, touch rugby, football/soccer, volleyball and basketball.

Social sports

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University Flats can also arrange for residents to play in a weekly social sport competition with their friends and flatmates. Some of the sports on offer include netball, futsal/indoor soccer, volleyball, basketball and touch rugby.

Area dinners

Each flat has an opportunity throughout the semester to have a combined area dinner with their neighbouring flats. Residents get to enjoy a free hot meal and catch up with their neighbours and Uni Flats staff at the same time.

Other University Flats events

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Every semester the University Flats team run a series of events and functions that all residents are welcome to attend and participate in.

The year traditionally starts with the Inter College Sports Day and and at the start of each semester we hold a mix and mingle/speed meet event so that our residents can get to know one another better. Our in-house events are many and varied. Some events on offer are volunteer outings, , day trips, quiz nights, a visit to a local marae (a Māori meeting house), and themed dinners. Each semester there is also the opportunity to attend a rugby match at the Forsyth Barr stadium.

OUSA Clubs and Societies (Clubs & Socs)

If you have a hobby, or want to begin one, sign up for one of the huge number of short courses, clubs and events organised and run through the University of Otago Student Association (OUSA) Clubs and Societies.

Recreation Services and UniPol gym

The University's Recreation Services offer a huge choice of recreational activities and a gym. This includes cardio and weights, sports halls, group fitness, outdoor equipment hire, and social sports. A range of day and weekend outdoor adventures around Otago is also available. Use of the UniPol (University and Polytechnic) gym is included in your university fees, but other activities may incur a charge.

University Volunteer Centre (Unicrew)

Discover a new interest or passion while helping others. For any resident interested in volunteer/service activities, the University Volunteer Centre helps you find volunteer activities.  They aim to make volunteering a part mainstream University of Otago culture. The staff there help promote, support and celebrate volunteering among our student (and staff!) population. Uni Flats also run a volunteering event each semester.

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