Check out what events are happening on campus this week!
- 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!
- Film Screening FEMSOC: ‘But I’m A Cheerleader Now’- a satirical rom com. Go along to Kirkwood KH08, at 5.10pm.
- 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.
This week is UC Diversity Week (16th-21st) so there are loads of different events going on for that! A lot of the events are also presented/provided for by clubs on campus, which is pretty awesome! You can check out the full line-up here, as only a few of the many events will be listed on this week’s ‘What’s the haps?!”.
- Open mic forum (presented for FEMSOC): As part of Diversity Week FEMSOC will be providing a forum in which you can hear from a number of speakers from campus and the wider community about modern gender issues. 1-2pm in the Undercroft.
- A night with Mojo Mathers (presented by DESOC): 5.30-7pm in The Living Room. Mojo Mathers, NZ’s first deaf MP will talk on issues surrounding diversity and the rights of people with disabilities.
- UC SciFi Quiz Night: 6.45pm at The Foundry test your sci-fi and fantasy know-how, and well as general knowledge! $5.00 for members, $7.00 for non-members.
- Accessibility Amazing Race: Experience the world as other students may have to do either in a wheelchair, through vision impaired glasses or with crutches. Compete in a group of 5 students and race around campus to be in to win some cool prizes! 10.30-12pm, C Block Lawn.
- St Patrick’s Day Party: A celebration as part of Diversity Week from 9-11pm at The Foundry! Djs will be on till late!
- World Market: At lunchtime (11.30-1.30pm) don’t miss out on the delicious international options available on C Block Lawn. Don’t forget CASH! There will also be cultural performances from clubs and the wider community.
- EFSOC (Economics, and Finance) Quiz Night: 6.30pm at Bentley’s bar, $2 entry.
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!