Dunedin has a strong sense of its own identity – smart, creative and caring, yet unassuming, drawing on its pioneering history. Dunedin residents are friendly, and its size makes it easy to connect. Pastoral care makes this place special, but it is also fun and vibrant, with a thriving arts and music culture, lots to do, and attractions that bring people into the city. This is underpinned by a stable economy, well–connected business community, and a very good infrastructure of services and facilities.
One of the first things Dunedin students comment about is the friendliness of New Zealanders, particularly in Dunedin. Dunedin’s citizens rank it highly as a good place to live. Dunedin topped the polls in the Quality of Life survey compared to other New Zealand cities. Of Dunedin residents surveyed, 88% rated their overall quality of life good or extremely good. In the most recent residents' opinion survey, Dunedin people perceive their city as thriving and a fun city.
Dunedin’s size, accessibility and town-gown connections therefore mean its students have much greater opportunities than in many other New Zealand university cities to immerse themselves in the Kiwi way of life and fully experience the local culture. The connections that engage the business community with the education sector also presents more career opportunities, should students want to extend their experience.
See DunedinNZ for more information on student life in Dunedin.
Dunedin is also a gateway to Otago, offering the adventurer many recreational opportunities beyond the city, be it skiing, boating, hiking, or the adrenaline rush of bungee jumping.Adding Add to Information File Remove from Information File