Student event changes hailed

Australian disc jockey Tiger Lily performs at the University Union hall last week. Photo: Trevor Cokley
Australian disc jockey Tiger Lily performs at the University Union hall last week. Photo: Trevor Cokley
Moves to expand and diversify University of Otago Reorientation activities last week succeeded, despite wet, chilly conditions, organisers said.

Otago University Students Association events manager Jason Schroeder said a couple of barbecues were cancelled because of bad weather, but some new approaches and an increase in the number of events from eight to 12 had ‘‘worked out really well’’.

About 300 international students attended a new Kiwiana event, at the University Union on Wednesday night, during Reorientation, held during the first week of the university’s second semester.

Despite chilly conditions outside, a new ‘‘Spring Break’’ event at the union hall on Thursday attracted about 1000 students, some dressed in
beachwear, who were entertained by musical acts, including Australian DJ Tiger Lily.

Reorientation activities ended strongly on Saturday night with the popular International Food Festival, held at a new outside venue, near the St David lecture complex, and 1500 students attended a sold-out DJ show at the Union Hall.

john.gibb@odt.co.nz

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