What’s the haps?! 25th-31st May

Check out what events are happening on campus this week!

Monday 25th:

  • The Local Exchange: Bring some along to trade with The Local Exchange, and be prepared to barter! 11-2pm in the Undercroft. Intrigued???… check it out!

Wednesday 27th:

  • Film Screening FEMSOC: ‘But I’m A Cheerleader Now’- a satirical rom com. Go along to Kirkwood KH08, at 5.10pm.

Friday 29th:

Saturday 30th:

  • COMPSoc BBQ #2: 1pm at 29 Wilfred St. Free food, and free drinks- what’s not to love? Free entry for members, $5 door sales for non-members.
  • Law Stein– 8pm Harringtons Riccarton.
  • GC and CUBA present…FULL MOON PARTY: 8pm, tickets online at $15.  Neon and UV colour galore, groovy tunes, and band Just A Gent.

Rhodes Scholarship – postgrad study at Oxford

Rhodes scholarshipThe Rhodes Scholarship is an amazing opportunity for up to three NZ students to pursue postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.

This opportunity is open to NZ citizens (or NZ permanent residents with at least five years domicile in NZ in the past 10 years) who have graduated or expect to graduate with an undergraduate degree this year. The scholarship is for postgraduate study for up to three years and covers personal allowance of £13,658 pa, plus fees and return airfares. You must be aged between 19 – 25 in the year of election.

This is such an incredible opportunity to have the educational experience of a lifetime – and it’s paid for! If you’re interested (of course you are) there is a Rhodes Scholarship Information Seminar on the 4th of June from 6pm in Undercroft 101. Please RSVP by the 28th of May.

For more info about the scholarship and to download an application form see the Universities New Zealand site. You must submit a hard copy of your application to the UC Scholarships Office, Student Services Centre by the 1st of August.

If you haven’t already, check out the UC scholarships website to see what’s available, you could be eligible for something and you don’t even know it yet!

Review: The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

No matter who wins or loses, trouble always comes around…
-Nick Fury

The latest Marvel blockbuster has arrived, The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron. This time we get a lot more personal with the Avengers in the midst of an Earth-threatening event that challenges the team, bringing into question their philosophies, ethics and loyalty to each other.

The film cleverly questions the legitimacy of artificial intelligence in an increasingly technology-driven world, whilst tying in more relatable personal issues of love, friendship and belonging.

We discover some well kept secrets, including which Avenger has a spouse and kids, as well as a developing spark between two Avengers…

We also meet some new characters who bring skills and abilities un-matched by the Avengers’ talents. This all leads to a bittersweet end where we say goodbye to some (forever?) and look to the new future of the Avengers.

Overall, I’d rate the film a solid four out of five stars. It’s a really enjoyable watch that’s full of action and excitement but with a little bit of thinking involved too. It’s sure to satisfy all Marvel fans!

If you’re new to the Marvel franchise, I recommend you watch the main Marvel movies before jumping in with the latest installment. These are the kind of movies that assume you know the back story, but the good news is that Marvel movies are actually really cool so you should watch them!

One thing you need to know: always watch till the end of the credits as there’s always an added extra! You can Google the order you should watch them in, there are heaps of lists online, but I’d recommend you watch the main films, in this order:

1. Captain America: The First Avenger
2. Iron Man
3. The Incredible Hulk
4. Iron Man 2
5. Thor
6. The Avengers
7. Iron Man 3
8. Thor: The Dark World
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10. The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron

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