I am all too familiar with the demographic of attendees in the Foundry. I am usually one of a handful of veteran postgrad event attendees. I think you’re only as old as you feel and every Winterlude I feel like the innocent and curious 18-year-old me that first stumbled into Once Upon a Time. I enjoy a dress up theme more than a three-year-old on her first day of kindy. I love that I discovered one of my favourite bands thanks to the UCSA’s impeccable ability to bring us great acts that are lesser known and obviously not bank-breaking artists. And that’s why you’ll still spot me at most Foundry gigs.
With Winterlude 2017 coming up, I’m blown away yet again by the diversity and volume of events the UCSA has managed to gift to the students. While I’m a postgrad that arguably still has 99/100 undergrad characteristics, I truly believe there’s something for everyone in this year’s Winterlude. The most common misconception I’ve heard this year as my first year of being a ‘postgrad’ is that UCSA events are for the undergrads, that certain spaces are taken over by undergrads, $2 rice is such an undergrad thing. It’s not. Embrace everything and everyone. Be open minded and enjoy the UC culture.
Fellow postgrads, if you’re a fan of SACHI, you’ll find me there July 19 cutting mad shapes on the D-floor. If you’re like me and love that vibe, don’t think you won’t be warmly welcomed by all the excited undergrads to this event. And if that’s not your thing at all, the International Food Market is high up on my Winterlude favourites list, or the Winter Wellness Expo which always brightens up the cold mornings at the start of the semester. Trust me, Winterlude is fun, get amongst!
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UC’s Open Day is on 14 July.
If your friends or family members are interested in attending UC, invite them along to explore the campus, tour the Halls of Residence, and find out more about the UC student experience! Click here for what is happening on the day.
You can also head along to the UCSA International Food Market as part of Winterlude on the day. The market will be open from 10am to 3pm, with everything from spicy Mexican food to mouth-watering waffles.
With lots happening on the day, there will be an increase in the number of people on campus, so please be aware of this. And if someone looks lost, please point them in the right direction.
A number of lecturers will also be presenting at Open Day information sessions, which will mean that a few classes on the day will be cancelled – if this impacts you, your course coordinator will be in touch directly.
Winterlude is in full swing make sure you check out some of the cool things happening this week!
Monday 20 July:
Monday Movie Night: Date Night – (Lawsoc & The GC)
Crazy Stupid Love. Doors open from 8:00pm at C2 (Central Lecture Theaters). Gold Coin Donation
Tuesday 21 July:
Clubs Day 2.0: Come over to the UCSA Events Centre between 11am and 2pm and perhaps sign up to something new and out of your comfort zone or grab some club merchandise or at least get some free food and giveaways.
Wednesday 22 July:
Half AGM: This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and give the UCSA Executive some real thoughts while being all warm and dry inside the Foundry.
UCheer Superhero Pub Quiz: ime to fish out those lycra tights and dust off that brain from the holidays for the UCheer Superhero Pub Quiz! Held upstairs in the Riccarton Fox and Ferret, bring yourself and a team of 4-6 people dressed in your best superhero outfit for a fun filled night and some fierce competition! All proceeds will go towards helping UCheer get to the upcoming National Cheer Competitions in Wellington and Auckland so bring your mates! (Access to a private bar; drinks and food available for purchase) Price: $10pp
Thursday 23 July:
JIB The Foundry: Cuba Jib is back again in 2015 and its shaping up to be radder than ever. JIB promises to showcase some of Canterbury’s finest skiing and snowboarding talent, as they battle it out on the CUBA high slope to reign supreme and claim the title of JIB MVP2015. This year there’s some epic prizes up for grabs for riders, as well as crowd prizes going throughout the night.
Friday 24 July:
UCiSA Annual Production – PERMANENT ROMANCE: The University of Canterbury Indian Students Association brings to you their 6th annual production “PERMANENT ROMANCE” !! with a big dose of everything and anything Bollywood. The show consists of a combination of comedy, suspense, a mixture of dance numbers, and of course romance like never seen before!! Show nights are: 24 and 25 July Doors open at 6.30pm – Show begins at 7pm .
UCSA & The Edge Present a Night of Comedy with Guy Williams: Winterlude 2015’s Comedy Night comes to The Foundry on Friday 24 July featuring the man himself; Guy Williams. So strap in for what is bound to be a night of laughs, clever humour and an awkwardly tall comedian talking about stuff!
Saturday 25 July:
UCheer and UCUC Inflatable World Fundraiser: UCheer and UCUC present the Inflatable World Fundraiser! Come along to where is socially acceptable to be a 5 year old and jump around on the bouncy castles, the velcro wall and many more! We have hired out the venue too so you won’t have to worry about actual 5 year olds getting in the way.
The Edge and Tui Onesie Party 2015: Come and hang out with Guy, Clint and Chang for the cosiest night of the year! Clint is even going to take over the turntable from midnight! There will be epic spot prizes so make sure you get there for an awesome night of fun and comfort! Don’t have a onesie? Keep tuned to The Edge Canterbury 95.3 for onesie giveaways in the lead up!