Tuesday, October 02, 2007

uniQ newsletter Otago

The Queerest Tea Party “Country Fair Bakeoff” Next week!!

University lawn, Thursday the 11th October 12-2PM

Come and enter you country goodness baking in the bent bakeoff comp #2. Hoe down on fruit pies, campy cakes and varieties of vegan delights. Entries on the day, bring your baking goods to the OUSA Student Support Centre before 12 to be in.

The judging and eating (with refreshments provided) will take place from 12-2pm where there will also be…

~The uniQ Annual General Meeting (QAGM) held during the Queerest Tea Party!!!

For uniQ to make any changes we need you to approve them (note voting only open to polytech and uni students) and/or make suggestions of improvements that can be made.


uniQ Report -uniQ activities through the year from last AGM

New directions and proposed changes:

uniQ name change so that name reflects polytech members as well etc – email your suggestions!!!

eg QTS (Queer Tertiary Students), out@otago, Camp as us etc

Elect the Queer n’ friendly Exec (peps that organise the queer students group)

Amendments to uniQ constitution

Plans for Next Year: Hosting national uniQ conference, Orientation gig – Traffic light party

your suggestions?

~Scarfie.com correction

In scarfie.com it said that there was a uniQ party on the 13th of October@12 below. This has been scrapped due to Queerest Tea Party and QAGM commitments - but remember the traffic light party @ uni orientation 08!!!!!

~Pride Week Dunedin

Check out the gaynz.com and the express magazine for glamour shots from this years pride week

~Queer Friendly Flat

Post Grad Student is looking for a flat from November when they arrive from the Netherlands. Email m.kogelenberg@gmail.com if you have a room going.

~DCC, ORC and ODHB elections

Dunedin has Rex Simpson out and proud running for Cargill Ward in the DCC counsellor elections and for the Otago Distric Health Board. Check out www.voterex.co.nz for more.

Remember when voting you need to have posted your completed voting papers by the 11th of October (so that the electoral people get it on time for the 13th). If you haven’t got your voting papers by now you can… obtain special voting papers by calling 477 4000 or A special voting booth will be available in the DCC Customer Services Agency, Civic Centre in the Octagon during ordinary business hours (8.30 am – 5.00 pm) from Friday, 21 September to Friday, 12 October. It will also be open on the morning of Saturday, 13 October from 8.30 am to 12.00 noon.

~Christchurch Oscars.

Christchurch's glitziest and most fabulous event of the year is Labour weekend Sunday 21st October: Tickets are $20, Email us if you want a ticket reserved!

uniQ regular goings on and contact details…

Slice of Fruit-join your hosts Nicky, Dougal and Cory for your ‘slice of fruit’. Queer news, reviews, music and the latest and greatest Queer and Queer friendly what’s on in Dunedin.

Every Tuesday 11:15am Radio 1, 91FM

Remember to email in queer bands and DJs to play on air!

To contact uniQ

E: uniq@ousa.org.nz

W: www.uniq.ousa.org.nz

Queer SupportOUSA Student Support Centre

The uniQ resource Library-Free to hire Queer DVDS, videos, books and magazines @ the Student Support Centre. Come on in and have a browse!

Queer Peer Support- Peer Support is available for anyone who is questioning their sexuality or gender. It runs prioritising discreetness (if students are not out), safety and support. We have a team of 12 of Queer students who are there to listen and support you.

This team of trained peer support volunteers come from different cross sections of the queer community and have experienced coming to terms, coming out, questioning, wondering, being scared, and have had lots of questions about our own non heterosexual or non gender specific selves. They are able to meet with people on or off campus, private or public-whatever suits.

DOC- lunch time meet and greet for Queer and Questioning Male identified folks is starting 2008

Posse- lunch time meet and greet for Queer and Questioning Female identified peps is starting 2008

To contact Queer Support

E: q.support@ousa.org.nz

P: 479 5445

or pop into the Student Support Centre, in the Cumberland Street Archway, just up from Student Job Search

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