Clubs and Societies

Exam Specials

Exam Specials

Exam Specials

Exam specials run between October 16th and November 8th, 2019. Specials apply to current Otago University and Otago Polytechnic student only (on presentation of ID).


🎾 Free Squash Court Hire

The Otago University Squash Courts are tucked just behind the physed school. We can provide you with both racquets and balls if you don't have them. To place a booking you'll need to call our reception (479 5960) or pop in and see us (84 Albany Street). Note you'll need to exchange a student ID for a key to the building.

To find more about the Otago University Squash courts click here.


🧘 Free Lunchtime Yoga

Our casual lunchtime yoga sessions will be free for students over the exam period. Sessions run Wednesdays and Fridays 12 - 1 noon. All you need to do is wear comfortable exercise clothing. We provide mats for those that don't have one.

For more information on our casual yoga programme click here.


🔥 Free Open Sauna Sessions

Bookings for our sauna will be free right over the exam period (so put your penny's away). You'll need to book in person AT THE TIME OF THE SESSION (first in first served). Apologies, NO BOOKINGS IN ADVANCE. Sessions run from 4 pm to 9 pm weekdays and from 12:00 - 7:00 pm on the weekends. Note each session takes up to 8 people. Be prepared to sit next to a stranger! NOTE, we will not take bookings in advance. This is because of a large percentage of no-shows which limits access for others. So, to secure a spot you'll need to turn up about 15 minutes before a session is due to start and try your luck.

For more information on our sauna click here.


😴 Zzzzzzziesta Nap Room

Dimmed lighting, essential oils, bean bags and relaxing music. Is this heaven on campus? No, but it is a slice of temporary paradise to procrastinate your worries away. Our zzzzzesta nap room will run weekdays at the Clubs and Societies Centre. Please respect others in this space; it is technology and talking free zone (shhhhh!). When? Weekdays 9 am until closing from October 16th to October 25th.


🐶 Cuddlefix

Our exam time cuddle fix sessions will run from October 22nd to November 5th (11:30 am to 1 pm in the Activities Hall). These are DROP-IN, no sign ups required. Because of the drop-in nature, there may be a small wait time outside so we don't overwhelm the pups. Please note sessions are limited to 8 - 10 minutes depending on who's there at the time. This is to maximise the love so we can have as many student to dog interactions as possible. Please don't be offended when your times up and we ask you to leave. Entry via gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the SPCA Otago team, who help support the programme.


🍞 Free Breakfast

This will run 8:30am to 9:30am weekdays at Clubs and Socs over the exam period. It's a good way to get your butt out of bed, fill up the belly and destress with your friends before you hit the books. Please note we're on a tight budget, we've got toast, porridge and hot drinks but everything is made with love, it's nice and warm and we've got WIFI and good banter.