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What’s the haps?! WINTERLUDE 13-19th July

BRRRRR its cold in here, there must be some Winterlude events in the atmosphere… That’s right its that time again, check out what’s in store for the beginning of semester 2!

Monday 13th:

  • Monday Movie Night (Ucom and ENSOC): ‘Step Brothers’- C2 lecture theatre 8.00-10.00pm. Gold Coin Donation $

Tuesday 14th:

  • UC Psyc Quiz Night: 7.00pm-Late!
  • Education Careers Fair: 10am-2.00pm on Dovedale Campus- Drama Workshop 1, Jack Mann Auditorium.

Wednesday 15th:

  • Police UV Marking: Bring your property along (eg. laptops/cameras/phones etc) to be marked with a solution only visible under UV light. So if it gets stolen and the code is identified by police you’re more likely to get your stuff back! Pretty nifty aye. 11.30am-1.30m in the Undercroft.
  • Pecha Kucha: ‘Pecha Kucha’ is a presentation style in which public speakers receive 20 slides that are shown for 20 seconds. In doing this, these speakers are pushed to their limits by utilising pace, concise/accurate flow and delivering an informative and intelligent presentation. Starts at 8.30pm (doors open at 7.30), in the UCSA events centre. UC student tickets online for $5.
  • Show and Tell Feminist Bookclub (Femsoc): 5.10pm Kirkwood KC05.

Thursday 16th:

  • Once upon a time party:    Live music across three themed stages- this is an event not to miss! There’s even a silent disco…. oohhh ahhh. 8pm-1am in the UCSA events centre  Tickets $30

Friday 17th:

Saturday 18th:

  • UCSA Charity Fight Night: A select group of students have chosen to undergo rigorous training to compete in this boxing event! The proceeds collected will go to each boxer’s charity of choice. 6.00pm at the UCSA events centre. Tickets $39

How to: sort out a Mardi Gras outfit!

Hey guys! As Mardi Gras is nearly upon us (Tuesday 24th) you need to find a costume…and as I know none of you will have organised this yet, typical, I’m here to help.  

Step 1: Raid your own closet for anything crazy coloured; preferably purple, green or gold (yellow works too) if you’re going for the traditional mardi gras look.

Step 2: Raid your flatmate’s/sibling’s/mum’s closet. Sharing is caring.

Step 3:  Channel your inner Macklemore and go thrifting! Secondhand clothing is always a winner as you can score some great pieces which cost less than a dime! Personally I really like Savemart and there are three of these massive clothing warehouses to explore in Christchurch.

Step 4: Find some funky accessories! Adding accessories to your mardi gras costume can really transform it into the crazy festival look you want. Feathers, masks, glitter, face paint, fascinators, flowers, and headbands are all good additions! You can find things like this for very cheap in some of the dollar stores in the mall.

Step 5: Don’t wear silly shoes. By this I mean don’t wear jandals as, from experience, I now know just how easy it is to lose these while dancing and end up with no shoes…and for girls, don’t wear heels! They are incredibly impractical for events such as Mardi Gras on Ilam Fields. Just don’t do it.

Step 6: Whatever outfit you come up with, just roll with it! It may be the most eclectic, rag-tag costume that you’ve ever seen, but that’s what the festival of mardi gras is all about. Express yourself!

What’s the hap from 16-22 Feb?!

Events at UC for 16-22 February 
Monday 16th: 
  • Foundry re-opening: At 1pm the Foundry will reopen again after being shut over Summer… don’t miss it! 
  • You-can-speak toastmasters7pm at KE4 Kirkwood Village. FREE to attend. Monthly membership fee if you want to join in and enhance your public speaking skills.
Tuesday 17th:
Wednesday 18th: 
Thursday 19th:
  • UC Māori Orientation: 9.30am-3.30pm at Te Whare  Ākonga o Te Akatoki. Don’t forget to register!
  • Get Fresh Pasifika Orientation, 10-4pm, Undercroft 101. A fun-packed two-day programme for first-year Pacific students,
  • Bridging Programmes Graduation: 2-3.30pm, Jack Mann Auditorium, Dovedale Campus.
  • Colour my Toga7pm, Ilam Fields, R18. This is a ticketed event, so don’t forget to get yours online! Be part of a massive Canterbury tradition!
Friday 20th:
  • UC Orientation Day, 9.30-3.30pm(ish). for a plethora of advice to help you feel confident about starting uni. Register here.
  • Orientation Market10am-3pm at Ilam Fields. Get everything sorted for the year ahead, collect your O-Bag and get tonnes of free stuff! (If you can’t make this market day there will also be two more held on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th).
  • Under the Big Top Comedy Night for OrientationStarts at 7pm, hosted by star of 7 Days, Paul Ego. Two of the biggest performers from the Christchurch Buskers Festival will also be performing: David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache of the sold out show Mr and Mrs Alexander.
Sunday 22nd:
  • Orientation Day Tramp8.45am, meet in UCSA car park. To get a seat on the bus pay $10  for a ticket (refundable)… so it’s free. The UC Tramping Club have organised two tramps for us: Hinewai Reserve and Mt Somers!