SCARFIE DAYS. 18/09/2007
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“Scarfie Days follows a diverse group of scarfies through the highs and lows of a year at Otago University, from excited arrivals at halls of residence to the grim reality of life in student flats.
But for all the student pubs, capping traditions, parties and rushed last-minute study, Otago's student body is made up of individuals, each with their own set of expectations and ambitions. For many students the excitement and freedom of university is tempered with a sense of vulnerability, homesickness and the fear of not fitting in.
Two of our students aspire to enter Otago's famous medical school. To do so they need to face the daunting Heath Science entry course where just passing isn't enough - they need to be straight A students. Will they be able to maintain their grades and have a social life?
Meanwhile, for the boys from the 'Palace on Ellis' there's no life except the social life. The lads in this group of second year flatmates are aware they're carrying on a proud Otago tradition of beer, babes and rugby. Sure they hope to pass their exams, but not at the expense of a good party. Yet the realities of flatting life can be worse than a three-day hangover; see how the boys cope with their first taste of real freedom.
Our other students major in a range of subjects, from toxicology to music. They come from diverse backgrounds and hometowns. Some have experienced life in other countries; others have never been outside their own small communities. But they're all here, at the same place at the same time, each with their own hopes and fears, and the desire to make the most of their Scarfie Days." TVNZ; tvnz.co.nz; 14/08/2007
Reference number F102632
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Series SCARFIE DAYS
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company Natural History New Zealand
Narrator: Mark Scott
Producer: Neil Harraway
Producer: Michael Stedman
Producer: Ross Johnston
Editor: Marilyn Copland