Students pack the OUSA Recreation Centre for Clubs Day
yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Whether you were into meditation or hunting large
animals, there was something for everyone at the Otago
University Students' Association's (OUSA) Clubs Day yesterday.
The day, which is a permanent fixture on the O-Week schedule
of events, was a chance for about 90 of the university's more
than 110 clubs and societies to vie for new members.
OUSA clubs development officer James Grubb was happy with the
turnout, with hundreds of first-years packing into the OUSA
Recreation Centre - formerly called Clubs and Socs.
Clubs and societies were an important part of the cultural
life of the university and also a great way for first-years
to get out of the colleges and meet like-minded people, Mr
Those on show yesterday included everything from the usual
sports and cultural clubs to the ''wacky and wonderful'',
such as the newly formed Spear Fishing and Hunting Club.
''There is definitely something here for everyone,'' he said.