About 45 University of Otago students turned up to a speed
flatting session at University College on campus yesterday.
Now in its fourth year, the Orientation event aims to match
prospective flatmates together in a rapid-fire session in
which they have about one minute to find out if they are
Otago University Students' Association student support centre
manager Matt Tucker said students from five flats attended to
find flatmates, but most of those there were looking for a
flat, he said.
Most of those at yesterday's session were male, but it tended
to vary by session, he said.
Another session will be held tomorrow.
''I just think it's a great way for students to meet each
other in a non-confrontational [setting]. You don't have to
have someone come to your flat.''