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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 1. March 3 1968

Orientation means 'Getting to Know you'

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Orientation means 'Getting to Know you'

(By the Orientation Controller, Trevor Crawford)

Orientation fortnight it organised by the Students' Association so that as many new students as possinle become familiar with the way of life at the University and the activities of the Students' Association.

It is often the only opportunity to find out about the activities of the wide range of cultural, sports and political clubs affiliaed to the Students' Association, and gives the opportunity to join as many of these as desirable.

The most important aspect of Orientation is for new students to be able to meet other students also trying to accustom themselves to the new environment. It is the time, before the pressure of work becomes apparent, to meet other students, some with widely varying interests. In this way it can be appreciated how diverse a university really is.

Finally, Orientation gives the Students' Association Executive a chance to meet the new students and conversly gives the new students a chance to find out what the Executive is and what, if anything, Executive members do all day.

Most of the functions organised for the first week of Orientation are arranged by the clubs. The highlights of the week's activities will be:—

Tuesday, 5 March: Matriculation ceremony for first year students arranged by the Students' Association. This will be held in the Student Union Building dining room and will start at 7 p.m.

All the heads of departments have been Invited and representattives from all in the University will attend.

Wednesday, 6 March: The V.U.W. Rugby Club has organised a film evening in E006 (main lecture theatre Easterfield Building) at 8 p.m. to show films of the tour of Japan, and two other rugby film, Giants of the Past and Rugby History of N.Z.

This is a real opportunity for all those interested In rugby to see what the Victoria club has been doing and to hear Victoria's own All Black, Gerald Kember.

Also on Wednesday 6 March is the Commerce Faculty's wine and cheese evening. A must for new members of the faculty.

On Friday 8 March the International Club is holding its Dance and Orientation function. This usually turns out to be a great show.

On Saturday 9 March the Labour Club is running a dance in the Common Rooms. For some reason most Labour Club functions are a howling success. Help make this one go the same way.

A more sober but equally enjoyable aspect of Orientation takes place at St Andrew's Church at 7 p.m. on Sunday, 10 March. It is the University Inaugural Service. This year the new National Council of Churches Chaplain to the University will be inducted at this service.

For further information about Orientation activities watch the Orientation Notice Board in the main foyer, S.U.B.

Trevor Crawford

Trevor Crawford