We keep kids psyched about learning! Buddy up with Year 7 or 8 student and get involved with fun and practical learning experiences on campus.

3pm - 5pm
Wednesday or Friday afternoons during Semester
Bring your best inner big kid 


The Aspire Programme is a collaboration between UniCrew, Otago Community Trust, local partner schools and Otakou Marae to create an experience that inspires young people who are at risk of disengaging with learning.

Running since 2014, the Aspire Programme is an after-school experience where pupils from lower-decile Dunedin schools are paired with a University of Otago student volunteer. The aim is to promote a higher education dialogue, demystify the university campus and open the pupils’ eyes to the opportunities and excitement of further education.