Ter­tiary stu­dents make the most of ori­en­ta­tion

The Tribune (NZ) - - BACKYARD BANTER - KARO­LINE TUCKEY

A trop­i­cal pool par­adise, an ad­ven­ture race, and an op shop ball are part of ori­en­ta­tion week as ter­tiary stu­dents stream back onto the city.

Ori­en­ta­tion week kicked off on Satur­day with a street fair at UCOL and in­cludes more than 15 events city-wide.

Ori­en­ta­tion, or ‘‘O-week’’ was ‘‘about hav­ing fun and get­ting amped for the year, be­ing part of some­thing re­ally awe­some and em­brac­ing ‘holy crap I’m re­ally here’,’’ Nikita Skip­per, Massey Univer­sity Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent (MUSA), said.

MUSA’s week in­cludes co­me­di­ans Ben Hur­ley, Jus­tine Smith and David Correos in a gala com­edy show at the ac­tiv­i­ties cen­tre, and the pop­u­lar toga party on Satur­day night.

MUSA man­ager Craig Black said all O-week events were back on cam­pus this year, hav­ing pre­vi­ously been spread be­tween city lo­ca­tions.

As­so­ci­a­tion of Stu­dents at UCOL (AS@U) pres­i­dent Melissa Evans said they had teamed up with UCOL to pro­vide a good line-up of fun and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Mar­ket day and clubs day had been sep­a­rated out be­cause they’d grown so much, and take place on in the atrium on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day.

New UCOL early child­hood stu­dent Rhys Gar­diner was at the street fair with his girl­friend, to get back into the swing of stu­dent life.

‘‘Ori­en­ta­tion’s a good way to meet new peo­ple, it’s a good way to see what’s hap­pen­ing in your new com­mu­nity,’’ he said.

Rhys Gar­diner was at UCOL’s ori­en­ta­tion week street fair be­fore stud­ies com­mence.

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