Semester Two, 2022 Clubs and Societies Centre Booklet

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Clubs & Societies Centre Semester Two

Home of: Clubs and Societies, Recreation Programmes, Room Hire, $4 Lunch, Free Breakfast, + More #comeplayousa ousa.org.nz/clubsandsocs


Nau mai haere mai Hello to fresh faces, and welcome back to the start of a new semester! Affectionately known as “Clubs and Socs”, we’ve always been more than a place and space. Our building is iconic on Albany St, and we are proud to be an essential part of your OUSA family. Entwined within your community, we allow diverse groups of people to meet, connect, and build lasting friendships. For us, it’s always been an honour to facilitate those meaningful experiences and curate relationships through our offerings.


Come join a club, or society, or find a recreational activity that suits you. There’s something for everyone, and this booklet showcases all we have on offer. So take a read and sign on up. Keep joining clubs. Keep doing recreational activities. Keep visiting! Mostly, keep finding your next obsession. Stay well, stay safe and remember to look out for each other. Your Clubs and Socs team #comeplayousa



OUSA Clubs & Societies Centre 84 Albany Street, North Dunedin, 9016 Hours 9am – 10pm 7 days a week (semester time) Reduced hours through summer school, mid/semester breaks and public holidays

Contact 03 479 5960 clubsandsocs@ousa.org.nz ousa.org.nz/clubsandsocs @ousaclubsandsocs #comeplayousa


What We Do...


Clubs and Societies

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Recreation Programme

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Room Bookings

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$4 Lunch

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Free Breakfast

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Covid + Construction

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Clubs and Societies More info and sign ups at bit.ly/ousaclubs

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2022 Semester Two Affiliated Clubs and Societies

Chemistry Students Association

Afghan Students Association

Dunedin Overseas Christian Fellowship

African Student’s Association American Football Otago Animal Aquatic Plant Ecological Society Anime Club Archery Club Australasian Union of Jewish Students Bachelor of Health Sciences Society Biomedical Otago Pacific Students’ Association

Dunedin Chinese Methodist Youth Fellowship

Dunedin Seishinkan Dunedin Society of Aspiring Surgeons Effective Altruism Dunedin Generation Vote Geography & Environmental Management Society Otago Golden Z Club University of Otago Hill City-University Athletic Club Inc

Cancer Core

Humanities Otago Pacific Students’ Association

Cantores Choir

Indian Students’ Association

Cat Rescue Dunedin Student Association

Indonesian Community Association

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Institute of Religious Studies ITF Taekwon-Do Muslim Students Association National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Student Community Development Organization New Zealand Animal Law Association - University of Otago

Otago Finance & Accounting Society Otago International Students Association Otago Kiribati Islands Students Association Otago Malaysian Students’ Association

New Zealand Association of Pharmacy Students Otago

Otago Mathematics and Physics Students Association

New Zealand Dental Students Association

Otago Melanesian Islands Students’ Association

O Le Tui’e Volleyball

Otago Neuroscience Students Association

Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate Otago Arm Wrestling Club

Otago Niuean Student Association

Otago Asian Law Students’ Association

Otago Pacific Island Commerce Students Association

Otago Campus Badminton Club Otago Campus Christians Otago Campus Greens Otago Computer Science Society Otago Cook Islands’ Student Association Otago Dance Association Otago Disabled Students’ Association Otago Fijian Students Association

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Otago Filipino Students Association

Otago Pacific Island Law Students’ Association Otago Peer Mediation Centre Otago Photography Club Otago Postgraduate Association Otago Roleplaying & Boardgames Society Otago Samoan Students’ Association Otago Singapore Club Otago Student Spearfishing and Hunting Club


Otago Student Volunteer Army

Otago University Handball Club

Otago Students Art Association (Art Club)

Otago University Hockey Club

Otago Students Geological Society

Otago University International Socialists Club

Otago Students Parents’ Club

Otago University Japanese Student Association

Otago Students’ Psychology Society

Otago University Jazz Club

Otago Students of Colour Association Otago Tongan Students’ Association Otago University ACT on Campus Otago University Amnesty International Group Otago University Association Football Club

Otago University Laser Tag Society Otago University Medical Students’ Association Otago University Meditation Club Otago University Mens Basketball Club Otago University Nutrition Association

Otago University Bike Club

Otago University Omani Students Association

Otago University Brewers Association

Otago University Open Martial Gym

Otago University Cambodian Club

Otago University Rowing Club

Otago University Cheerleading Club Otago University Chinese Students’ Association

Otago University Rugby Football Club Otago University Rugby League Club Incorporated

Otago University Debating Society

Otago University Scuba Diving Club

Otago University Disc Golf Club

Otago University Snow Sports Club

Otago University Foosball Club

Otago University South African Students Association

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Otago University Squash Club Incorporated

Postgraduate Students of Otago Christchurch

Otago University Swords Club

Pride In Law Otago

Otago University Taiwanese Students Association

Rotaract Club of Dunedin

Otago University Tea Enjoyment and Appreciation Society

Science at Otago Students’ Association

Otago University Tennis Association

Science Students Pacific Island Association

Otago University Thai Students Association

Seafarers 7’s Rugby Club

Otago University Tramping Club

Skateboarding Association

Shamanic Circle

Otago University Ultimate Club

Slow Food Youth Otago

Otago University Water Polo Club

Society of Atheists, Rationalists and Skeptics

Otago University Womens’ Basketball Club

Society of Otago University Law Students

Otago University Young Nats

Southern Young Labour

Otago Vietnamese Students Association

Southern Youth Choir

OUSA Futsal Club OUSA Improvisational Theatre Club OUSA Sai Group Pacific Island Health Professional Students Association Performing Arts Student Association Politics Students Association

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School of Arts Students’ Society

SPEX Society (Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences) Sri Lankan Students Association Student Christian Movement Student Life Students for Christ Students for Environmental Action Students for Sensible Drug


Policy Dunedin Students of ARISE Church The Otago University Canoe Club The Peace Club The University of Otago’s Commerce Students’ Association Thursdays in Black Otago UNICEF Students Otago UniQ University Albion Netball University Grange Cricket Club University of Otago Anthropology Society University of Otago Classical Society University of Otago Pacific Islands Students Association University of Otago, Postgraduate Association of Wellington UOC Climbing Club Varsity Christian Fellowship Wildlife Hospital Students’ Association Women in Health Network Otago

More info and sign ups at bit.ly/ousaclubs

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Recreation Programme To sign up to a Recreation Course, go to bit.ly/ousacourses or head into the Clubs and Socs Building to sign up!

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Semester Two, 2022 Recreation Courses Arabic Language for Beginners Arabic is a language widely spoken across the Middle East and in Africa and around 260 million people use it as their first language. This course is ideal for those wanting to travel/work in Arabic speaking countries or those who just have a general interest in this deep and beautiful culture.

Date & Time: Wednesdays 7 September – 5 October 5:30 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Room 2 Cost: $40

The course is taught by a native speaker giving the class absolute authenticity. Bachata for Beginners Bachata is a dance that originated from the Dominican Republic, and is danced with a partner. It is very easy to learn and is fun to dance. It is danced all over the world, in many different styles. This is a class for beginners! It is a partner dance, your own partner is not essential, but it is a fun, social dance to learn with friends. If you are enrolling with a partner, you will both need to register.

Date & Time: Mondays 25 July – 22 August 8 - 9pm

Baking for Beginners Scones, muffins, cakes, cookies, breads…would you love to learn how to bake, and bake tasty treats? Learn about ingredients, measuring, oven temperatures, baking times and other baking techniques.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Sundays 24 July - 21 August 2 - 3:30pm

Venue: OUSA Dance Studio Cost: $41

No experience needed!

Stream 2 Sundays 11 September - 9 October 2 - 3:30pm

Bring a container... and an appetite.

Venue: OUSA Kitchen Cost: $70

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Bike Commuting 101 Do you want to get around town in a fast and safe way? Are you curious about bike commuting, but are hesitant or uncomfortable riding on the road? Do you want to have a safer, more fun experience on your bike commute? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you!

Date & Time: Thursdays 22 - 29 September 3 - 4:30pm

Blacksmithing for Beginners Learn the basics of blacksmithing in the historic Gasworks Museum forge. Choose one of two possible projects (decorative hook or fire poker) and take home a finished item which you have forged yourself.

Date & Time: Sunday 18 September 10:30am - 4pm

Boxing for Fitness Boxing as a fitness activity enables the average person to hone the same athletic skills as boxer, all without having to take a punch. If you’re hoping to get in great shape and improve your health this course would contribute well to your training regime.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Mondays 25 July – 22 August 5 - 6pm

Venue: OUSA Room 2 Cost: $50

Venue: Dunedin Gasworks Museum, 20 Braemar Street, South Dunedin Cost: $172

Stream 2 Mondays 5 September – 3 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Activities Hall Cost: $35

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Calligraphy for Beginners Come and learn the long lost art of beautiful handwriting. We provide all the materials, and a local expert will teach you the techniques of basic strokes, lower and uppercase alphabet, how to connect letters. You’ll be creating masterpieces in no time.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 6 - 7pm

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September– 4 October 6 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Evison Lounge Cost: $45

Crochet for Beginners Learn the basics of crochet to make your own granny squares and plushies!

Date & Time: Thursdays 28 July – 25 August 5:30 - 6:30pm Venue: OUSA Evison Lounge Cost: $70

First Aid Course This course is brought to you in conjunction with Workplace First Aid Training and are available ONLINE while at Alert Level 3. Workplace First Aid Training are OUSA’s preferred first aid provider. The full course is a “core programme” for your worksite or those requiring First Aid training for study or for future employment. It will give you skills, knowledge and confidence when providing First Aid. You will learn the same priorities and approach to patient care that the professionals use, and how to carry out that care until they arrive. The units standards offered in this course are 6400, 6401 and 6402.

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Date & Time: Saturdays 16 July 20 August 10 September 1 October 29 October All courses 9am - 5pm Venue: OUSA Evison Lounge Cost: Student Rate $120 Full | $100 Refresher

Non-Student Rate $220 Full | $120 Refresher


Flat Meals on a Budget Does your cooking knowledge only cover baked beans on toast and 2 minute noodles? OR are you trying to work out how to make delicious (nutritious) meals on a budget? Working in conjuction with the Department of Human Nutrition we are delivering sessions to help students broaden their repertoire of recipes with easy, cheap, accessible ideas!!

Date & Time: Stream 1 Thursday 11 August 5 - 7pm

Guitar for Beginners Have a great time learning to play the guitar in a relaxed atmosphere. This course is suitable for those who have never played the guitar.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Wednesdays 27 July - 24 August 5 - 6pm

Stream 2 Thursday 22 September 5 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Kitchen Cost: $10

Stream 2 Wednesdays 7 September - 5 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Room 2 Cost: $43

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Introduction to Espresso Coffee Making This course is offered in conjunction with the awesome local coffee legends, Common Ground Espresso. We limit numbers on this productive and interesting course to four students in order to maximise value for all involved, it’s very much about hands-on learning.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Wednesday 27 July 4 - 6pm

Stream 2 Wednesday 21 September 4 - 6pm Venue: Common Ground Espresso, Unit 11, 4 Strathallan Street, Dunedin Cost: $55

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Japanese Sword During this course, you will be introduced to the Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu style of Japanese Sword Fighting, a traditional style of Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu. The modern martial art of Kendo is based on this and similar traditional styles. Practice involves working through a series of forms (kata)- both solo and with a partner- using wooden swords and, at an advanced level, live blades.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Wednesdays 27 July – 24 August 5 - 6 pm

Jujutsu In this course we will provide a brief introduction of the Seishinkan style of Jujutsu. The course covers basic approaches to self-defence and some of the core principles of aiki-jujustu such as wrist locks, strikes, kicks, and stance work. You will learn how to land safely if thrown, how to escape effectively from a grab, and how to use your body structure and that of your opponent to your advantage.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Wednesdays 27 July – 24 August 5 - 6 pm

Kickboxing for Fitness Kickboxing for Fitness, takes the martial arts techniques of kickboxing and incorporates them into a high energy cardio work out, all without having to take a kick to the guts. Great for improving overall fitness and reducing stress.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 7 - 7pm

Stream 2 Wednesdays 7 September – 5 October 5 - 6 pm Venue: OUSA Activites Hall Cost: $35

Stream 2 Wednesdays 7 September – 5 October 5 - 6 pm Venue: OUSA Activites Hall Cost: $35

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 October 7 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Activities Hall Cost: $45

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Mandarin for Beginners This course offers you the opportunity to learn the cultural and communication basics of the mandarin language for study, work or travel. At the end of five weeks of fun conversations you will be able to introduce yourself, buy food, drinks, or tickets, and ask for directions.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Mondays 25 July – 22 August 5 - 6pm

Stream 2 Mondays 5 September – 3 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Otago Room Cost: $35

Mandarin Continued This continuing mandarin language class will revise the basics, and go into more detailed grammar including verbs and tenses. There will be a strong focus on developing speaking and conversational skills for travel and beyond.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Mondays 25 July – 22 August 6 - 7pm

Stream 2 Mondays 5th September – 3rd October 6 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Otago Room Cost: $35

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Muay Thai Thai Kickboxing; the art of eight limbs; a traditional and ancient martial art considered one of the best form of standing up fighting, with its roots deeply embedded in Buddhism. This course introduces and covers basic concepts and movements of Muay Thai using partnered pad work, bag work, shadow drills, and conditioning. You will cover the basics from your stance and guard all the way to practicing clinch grappling. You will also learn the correct technique for a wide range of punches, kicks, and the use of the knees as well as important self-defence techniques in a relaxed, focused and safe environment. My Artistic Self This course is an integration between creativity and wellbeing. While the course will emphasise the benefits of the creative process to health and wellbeing, this is not a formal arts therapy group or an art teaching session. The focus is on self-expression, experimentation, playfulness with the materials and the nurturing of individual ideas as they emerge.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 7 - 8pm

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 October 7 - 8pm Venue: OUSA Activities Hall Cost: $45

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesday 2 August 5 - 6pm

Stream 2 Tuesday 20 September 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Room 2 Cost: $5

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Pilates Pilates is an exercise programme based on the work of Joseph Pilates. It concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. Over the 10 week course, there will be a gradual progression of difficulty for all (tailored to your abilities). During this course, you will recreate your approach to exercise and reteach your body correct form and movement. This course is brought to you in association with the qualified team at Back In Motion Physiotherapy and Pilates. If, as a result of an existing medical condition, you are unsure whether you will be able to cope with this programme please contact Back in Motion at 474 9400 directly before enrolling.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Wednesdays 27 July – 5 October 6:30 - 7:30pm (No class 31 August)

Pottery on the Wheel This five-week introductory course will cover a range of wheel throwing pottery skills where you learn how to build a variety of creations, under the expert tutelage of local Potter Riki Julin.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 7 - 9pm

Venue: OUSA Dance Studio Cost: $110

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 October 7 - 9pm Venue: Otago Potters Group, 6 Neville Street, South Dunedin Cost: $110

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R1 Bootcamp The Radio One Bootcamp is a 45 minute circuit of HIIT (high intensity interval training) with a diverse range of FUNctional exercises to get your heartrate up and to get you sweating! We soundtrack the class to some absolute bangers to keep you in the zone, thanks to Radio One 91FM.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Thursdays 28 July – 25 August 5 - 6pm

Stream 2 Thursdays 8 September – 6 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Activities Hall Cost: $35

Rainbow Self Defence A supportive space to build confidence and learn simple, effective skills for safety in a range of situations relevant to LGBTQIA+ people’s lives: standing up for ourselves in public, setting boundaries with people we know and in our relationships. Learn about your rights; physically disable a larger, stronger attacker; break free from holds; learn where to find support, how to support others and more!

Date & Time: Saturday 6 August 10am - 4pm Venue: OUSA Evison Lounge Cost: Free

Note: this course includes trauma sensitive discussions about abuse including sexual assault. All members of the LGBTQIA+ community of all abilities and fitness levels are warmly welcome. No experience needed. Cis-het people welcome if invited by a rainbow person for support.

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Rueda for Beginners Salsa Rueda is a style of salsa dancing which originated in Cuba, where couples form a big circle and execute moves and turn patterns in unison to the calls of a single leader. The basic steps are similar to Cuban style salsa, however instead of each couple dancing individually, couples dance together (“rueda” means “round” or “wheel” in Spanish) .The caller will call out different Cuban salsa patterns that might involve switching partners, clapping, yelling, stomping, or just about any movement your creative mind can think of. It can be called “casino” and “rueda de casino”. Casino/Rueda de casino, has spread throughout the world- dancers and events can be found in every nation. Lots of dancers creates the opportunity for flash mobs and mega ruedas.

Date & Time: Mondays 5 September – 3 October 8 - 9pm

Russian Language for Beginners This is the perfect opportunity to experience and learn the basics of a unique language. Taught by a native speaker, you will learn introductory conversational Russian, alongside some exploration of the rich and deep Russian culture and history.

Date & Time: Thursdays 8 September – 6 October 5:30 - 6:30pm

Venue: OUSA Dance Studio Cost: $41

Venue: OUSA Room 2 Cost: $48


Safe Talk This is a Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop led by the very experienced team from Life Matters. In this incredibly powerful interactive workshop, you will learn to recognise these invitations, or the signs of someone suffering, and the importance of talking directly to your friend. This is a great opportunity to learn invaluable skills that will help you to identify and support a potentially suicidal friend. Most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through their words and actions they are inviting help to stay alive.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Saturday 23 July 11am - 3pm

Stream 2 Saturday 24 September 11am - 3pm Venue: OUSA Evison Lounge Cost: $27.50

Learn how to ask the right questions and how to listen with empathy, and take positive action by connecting them with lifesaving resources.

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Salsa Beginners Salsa is an energetic, fun partner dance that originated in Cuba. It’s a great opportunity to keep fit and meet new friends! Learn to dance Salsa and enjoy the Salsa rhythm, a dance where you can go almost anywhere in the world and enjoy, with anyone, as Salsa is first and foremost a social dance.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Mondays 25 July – 22 August 6 - 7pm

Stream 2 Mondays 5 September – 3 October 6 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Dance Studio Cost: $41

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Salsa Continued Salsa is an energetic, fun partner dance that originated in Cuba. It’s a great opportunity to keep fit and meet new friends! Learn to dance Salsa and enjoy the Salsa rhythm, a dance where you can go almost anywhere in the world and enjoy, with anyone, as Salsa is first and foremost a social dance.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Mondays 25 July – 22 August 7 - 8pm

Stream 2 Mondays 5 September – 3 October 7 - 8pm Venue: OUSA Dance Studio Cost: $41

Scottish Country Dancing Scottish country dancing is a form of social dance, dancers trace patterns and sequences of figures which are set to jigs and reels which come from the Gaelic tradition of Highland Scotland. You will learn the basics of foot work and movements of the dance.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Fridays 29 July – 26 August 6 - 7pm

No experience necessary, this class is for complete beginners!

Venue: OUSA Dance Studio

Spanish Language for Beginners Students will be able to use a range of everyday common phrases and expressions and will be able to introduce themselves to others, ask for directions, buy train tickets, order food and drinks and understand simple texts and signs. They will understand basic aspects of the society and culture in the Spanishspeaking countries.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 5 - 6pm

Stream 2 Fridays 9 September – 7 October 6 - 7pm

Cost: $30

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Otago Room Cost: $30

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Spanish Language Continued Spanish enjoys official language status in 21 countries across Europe, Africa and the Americas. It is the second most spoken language in the world so quite a handy one to know! By the end of this course you should feel comfortable travelling around Spanish speaking countries and be able to interact with native Spanish speakers in a range of predictable situations. Tai Chi Tai Chi Zen is meditation in movement. By practicing it you can reach a state of calm that enhances focus and reduces anxiety while exploring the basics of stance and body balance.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 6 - 7pm

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 October 6 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Otago Room Cost: $30 Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 6 - 7pm

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 August 6 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Jonsey Dance Studio Cost: $25

Ukulele for Beginners Learn the basics of playing one of the most fun and simple stringed instruments, the Ukulele! This course caters for absolute musical beginners as well as those with some musical experience. You will be taught the basics of reading music, chords and a number of different songs. We provide Ukulele’s.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Thursdays 28 July – 25 August 5 - 6pm

Stream 2 Thursdays 8 September – 6 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Otago Room Cost: $43

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Ukulele Continued Over the duration of this course, you will cover alternative chord voicing’s, simple chord theory, transposing keys, more complex strums, jazz chords, reading chords, counting time and of course many new songs. You will get the most from this course if you already know the basic chords and can change easily from one chord to another. We provide Ukulele’s.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Thursdays 28 July – 25 August 6 - 7pm

Women’s Self Defence A supportive space to build confidence and learn simple, effective skills for safety in a range of situations relevant to women lives: with strangers in public, people we know and in our relationships. Learn about your rights; set boundaries with words; break free from holds; physically disable a larger, stronger attacker; learn where to find support, how to support others and more! Note: this course includes trauma sensitive discussions about abuse including sexual assault.

Date & Time: Stream 1 Saturday 13 August 10am - 4pm

Stream 2 Thursdays 8 September – 6 October 6 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Otago Room Cost: $43

Stream 2 Mondays 5 September – 3 October 5 - 7pm Venue: OUSA Evison Lounge Cost: Free

All women and girls welcome including transgender and non-binary folks who are comfortable in a womencentered space. No experience needed. All abilities and fitness levels are warmly welcome.

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Yoga Yoga taught in these classes includes physical postures (asana), breathing exercises and relaxation which promotes vitality, stress relief, flexibility, increased strength and stamina, mental clarity and focus. The course tutor, Wayne Everson, is trained in the Iyengar school of classical hatha-yoga and has a wealth of experience and knowledge concerning yogic practice, anatomy, Sanskrit and beyond. These yoga classes are suitable for everyone from absolute beginners to intermediate and more advanced participants.

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Zumba Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio dance workout that uses music and choreographed steps to form a fitness party atmosphere that combines dance and fitness moves. Inspired by Latin dance and music, Zumba uses a variety of styles in its routines including Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Mambo, Rumba, Flamenco and Hip Hop. Music selections include both fast and slow rhythms. At the end of it all, Zumba is a fun way to stay active and to tone and sculpt the body!

Date & Time: Stream 1 Tuesdays 26 July – 23 August 5:30 - 6:30pm

Mondays 6 - 8pm Wednesdays 12 - 1pm Fridays 12 - 1pm Venue: OUSA Activities Hall Cost: Student: $5.00 Non Student: $10.00 (Concession cards available) Payments to be made to OUSA Reception only.

Stream 2 Tuesdays 6 September – 4 October 5 - 6pm Venue: OUSA Dance Studio Cost: $40


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Room Bookings We have 17 rooms available to hire. Some small, some large, some multipurpose and some more specialized i.e. a sports hall, dance studios, a kitchen and lounge.

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Context Unfortunately there is a higher demand for the Centre’s facilities than the ability to accommodate. with OUSA being a member organisation, where members financially contribute, our members have priority access. This includes current University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic Students, OUSA operations and OUSA Affiliated Clubs and Societies (Clubs). Clubs and Socs welcomes wider community access where it doesn’t unduly jeopardise access to priority groups.

someone else or there is oncharging in any capacity e.g. tutoring fees, door charges etc. All commercial hire requests are considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of OUSA. Please direct queries to 2ic@ousa.org.nz More information including general terms and conditions of centre use can be found at ousa.org.nz/clubsandsocs bit.ly/ousaroombookings

Guidelines Current University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic students, OUSA operations and Clubs have priority access. Room bookings are generally free of charge on presentation of valid ID. This is on the pretence bookings are for personal use (see commercial booking info below). Bookings are restricted to one booking per day, for up to two hours and can be made up to two weeks in advance. Regular room bookings are reserved for Clubs and the Recreation Programme only. Commercial Bookings Commercial room hire covers non-students and external organisations (including University of Otago departments). It also includes priority groups previously mentioned where facilities are being used on behalf of

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$4 Lunch $4 Lunch is served Monday to Friday from 12 – 2pm in the Evison Lounge (Floor 1 of Clubs & Socs).

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There is a set menu each day with popular side dishes available as add-ons. The current menu can be found at bit.ly/ousa4lunch. Payment is via cash direct or EFTPOS/CREDIT at reception. Takeaways are available via a BYO container, which is a great option if you’re in a hurry or want to double up for dinner.

Can you lend a helping hand? $4 Lunch is always on the lookout for volunteers and would love your support. Come talk to reception if you are interested.

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Free Breakfast A special thanks to Harraway’s Oats and KiwiHarvest who contribute in-kind to the programme

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Free Breakfast runs each Wednesday from 13th July and weekdays from August

(minus mid-semester and semester breaks). It’s a great way to fill your tum, meet new people and ease your way into the morning. Sessions run from 8:30am to 9:30am in our Evison Lounge (floor 1 of Clubs and Socs). On the menu we have freshly cooked porridge, hot drinks and toast. We do have limited capacity and budget, so attendance is limited to current University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic Students. Can you lend a helping hand? Free Breakfast is always on the lookout for volunteers and would love your support. Come talk to reception if you’re interested.

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+ More Clubs and Socs plays an intrinsic role in the life of our tertiary community. More than a place and space Clubs and Socs gives opportunity for diverse groups of people and groups to meet, connect and recreate. There is always something going on at Clubs and Socs. You can expect additional events and services outside of what’s been prescribed in this booklet. To see what’s going on in real time tune into our social channels, have a yarn with reception or check out our noticeboard in the foyer. @ousaclubsandsocs

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Covid The OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre continues to follow government guidelines under the relevant COVID Protection Framework. Please remember – the well-being of our staff and you, our patrons, remain a priority. For these reasons, entry into the Clubs and Societies Centre is conditional on wearing a mask. Please do not enter the building if you are unwell. Remember to be kind and look after each other! For more detailed and updated information head to

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Construction We are upgrading, please bear with us! The OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre has forecasted significant interior and exterior works. These works prioritize customer safety and experience going forward. However while getting done, it’s expected there will be effects to our services, including access to spaces. Phase 1 of these works (about 10% of the project) is complete. Phase 2 is scheduled to start from November, 2022. For the latest information on our construction works head to bit.ly/ousaconstruction

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