Diversity Week

Diversity Week

Diversity Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness and visibility of diverse identities and issues on campus.

We use 'Queer' as an umbrella term to describe the many variations of attraction, sex and gender identity, including intersex, transgender, genderqueer, asexual, fa'afafine, takatapui, lesbian, bisexual and gay. πŸŒˆ

Keep an eye out for detailed event information being posted over the next coming weeks!

⏰ All week
πŸ“The Link
πŸ–‹ Take What You Need Board

Head over to our Take What You Need Board, available all week, and.. take what you need! Our board will have envelopes with quotes that you can take.

⏰ Monday 5th Sep - Wednesday 7th
πŸ“The Link
✨ Sensory Room

Need a space to relax? Take a break in our Sensory Room over the first half of the week, located in Union Hall.

⏰ Monday 5th / 7pm
πŸ“Otago Room, Clubs & Socs
β›ͺ️ Good God They’re Gay Panel

A panel discussion focused on the experience of queer people with Christianity.

⏰ Tuesday 6th / 2 - 4pm
πŸ“Main Common Room
βš–οΈ Diversity in Law

Come along to our panel and hear from some law professionals about their experiences, and how they navigate diversity within the legal industry and their offices.

⏰ Tuesday 6th / 6 - 8pm
πŸ“š Human Library

Human Library is an initiative designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. Come join us at Petridish for our event!

⏰ Wednesday 7th / 12:30 - 1:30pm
πŸ“Queer Space, The Link
πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ What Pride Means to Me Talk

Our talk given by Trak Gray, secretary of Dunedin Pride, will cover pride history with a touch of empowerment.

⏰ Wednesday 7th / 2 - 4pm
πŸ“Main Common Room
β˜•οΈ Queerest High Tea Party

With the aim to raise the profile of queer identities and culture on campus, join us for a tea party with tea, coffee and snacks!

⏰ Thursday 8th / 12 - 2pm
πŸ“Main Common Room
β˜•οΈ DisabiliTea

A space for tea, snacks, and conversation about all things related to different types and/or experiences of being an access citizen.

⏰ Thursday 8th / 3pm
πŸ“Main Common Room
πŸ—£ Amplifying the student voices of the Moana Panel

Hear from the lived experiences of Māori and Pasifika Tauira, as students of the University of Otago.

⏰ Thursday 8th / 5 - 7pm
πŸ“Clubs and Socs
πŸ‡«πŸ‡· French Cooking Workshop

Get your chef hats on and come along to our French Cooking Workshop! Cook two meals and then get to enjoy your cooking - all for $10!

⏰ Friday 9th / 12pm
πŸ“Clubs and Socs
πŸƒ Kava Ceremony

Kava Talanoa - come and experience the Fijian way of Kava and listen to the traditional tales that will be shared, brought to you by the Pacific Island Students Association.

⏰ Friday 9th / 1:30pm
πŸ“Otago Room, Clubs and Socs
πŸ–Ό Mahi Toi - Arts and Crafts

Get involved in some arts and crafts with a Māori twist brought to you by Te RõpΕ« Māori.

⏰ Friday 9th / 3:30pm
πŸ“Otago Room, Clubs and Socs
⏱ Learn a Language in 60 Minutes

Come learn Te Reo Māori in 60 minutes! Alongside Education Perfect, come learn with their handy exclusive resources.

⏰ Friday 9th / 7:30pm
πŸ“Staff Club
πŸ‘‘ UniQ Ball

More info on the UniQ Ball to come!

⏰ Saturday 10th / 10am - 3pm
πŸ“The Link
πŸ‘˜ International Cultural Expo

Experience countries and cultures without leaving Dunedin! Join multiple of our OUSA affiliated clubs, as they host an expo like no other.


Monday 5th September 2022 9:00am - 12:00am