Gone clubbing

 Students pack the OUSA Recreation Centre for Clubs Day yesterday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
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 Grubb said.

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.