Events & Groups

Events & Groups

Events & Groups

Queer Support Social Calendar

Keep up-to-date with all of the awesome things Queer* Support is doing and involved in with group and event dates posted here! For any additional information, watch this space or email us at q.support@ousa.org.nz.

To stay in the loop of our training and workshop dates and information, email kelli-anne@ousa.org.nz or check out our Training & Workshops page!

Additionally, find us on Facebook (@OusaQueer)! 

Coming Soon in 2020:

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

Queer and Far: Queer and Far is a cross-cultural group for queer and questioning students. This is an excellent group for international students and domestic students with diverse cultural identities who may not feel comfortable or safe coming along to other LGBT+ groups and events on campus. Queer and Far is currently being reenvisioned and will pick up again in 2020. Express your interest today by emailing q.support@ousa.org.nz.

In addition, we are providing support for the groups below, all these groups are student-led initiatives: 

QTea: QTea is run by UniQ and runs every Friday from 2 pm - 4 pm in Room 4, OUSA Clubs and Societies. Come along to hang out, chat and get to know other members of our local Queer community. Our UniQ Otago Committee Members run this weekly event and its a great place to hear about upcoming events and other ways to involve yourself in the local Queer community. Stay up to date with UniQ by following their UniQ Events page or emailing otagouniq@gmail.com

Highlights from 2019:

Diversity Week: Diversity Week is an annual event aimed at raising awareness and visibility of diverse identities and issues on campus. While in the past this has been focused on our LGBTQIA+ community, we have branched out to celebrate other diverse and intersectional identities, to celebrate everyone on campus. This year we had events, both our old favourites and some new events, that celebrated cultural identities, disability/access need identities, and queer identities, with hopes to continue to expand and be as inclusive as possible.

Our events included: Our first Queer-friendly club night - Queen of Hearts, Human Library, “But I Can't See It” A Pop Up on Invisible Illnesses and Disabilities, United in Diversity: The Big Quiz of the Year, Intersectional Identities: A Film Night, Queerest High Tea Party, and UniQ's XO.

If you would like to suggest ideas for future events or collaborate with us, please email us at q.support@ousa.org.nz. Additionally, if you are from outside the university and still interested, please contact us at kelli-anne@ousa.org.nz and we will see what can be arranged for you.