During this lockdown period, while the university will continue to deliver remote learning, the disconnect from student life and culture will definitely be felt by all our students. If you’re ever feeling lonely, our clubs invite you to take part in these amazing remote events where you can continue to meet new people and have fun in between studies. Remember that you’re not alone during this difficult time! <3
Are you after the public speaking grace of our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern? Well then, you (and Simon Bridges) should sign up for Biztalk Toastmasters. This club will continue to host online weekly meetings every Monday night @ 6pm over Zoom, with discussions on how to effectively communicate in video conferences and rotating table topics. Visit their Facebook page for weekly meeting links and more. All welcome!
Auckland University Chess Association
Ever since I started seeing giant garden chess sets everywhere, I’ve been reminded of what a banger this game is. Just because your body is under lockdown doesn’t mean your mind has to be! Prepare for intellectual warfare as the chess club continues to hold Wednesday night activities, and host members on a Discord server. Links up on their Facebook page.
Filipino Students’ Association
Are you Filipino and wondering where your lockdown brethrens are at? Or plot twist – maybe you’re not at all and you just want to experience a different culture. FSA have informed me they’re running a jam-packed schedule of remote events: from FILIPIKNOW (culture discussions), to FSA YOUTUBE streams and even their Friday night virtual watch parties FILIKULA. This is a club that refuses to let this lockdown slow them down, so check out their Facebook page to take advantage of this awesome schedule of events!
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue.
This lockdown is killing me,
Hey beautiful, wbu?
Channel the wordsmith within you and join a like-minded collection of artsy individuals as they shape their way around words during this tumultuous time. They will post daily poetry prompts on their Facebook page to inspire members to stay positive, and have an online poetry event in the works too! From prompts to write about household objects to sounds to humorous challenges, this gets our recommendation as a top activity to occupy your lockdown time with.
Perhaps you see this lockdown as the perfect opportunity to tackle that e-scooter startup you’ve always wanted to do. Maybe you’re a social innovator, and have ideas to tackle the global pitfalls of this spiralling pandemic. If so, then Velocity is the club for you. Take your idea to the next level with Velocity’s Innovation Challenge, where this year I’m told there are two special prizes reserved for COVID-19 related enterprises.