O’Week: Interview with Events Assistant

2017 O’Week is fast approaching! The website is now full of information on the social and academic events this O’Week. But don’t worry—if you haven’t played the Tappy Clownfish game that sat on the site pre-launch, you can still have a go.

To get you properly excited, we’ve interviewed the wonderful Events Assistant, Anthea, to fill you in on what’s to come.


What are you most excited about this O’Week?

How do I choose? O’Fiesta will obviously be incredible. But there is a range of free events throughout the week worth checking out. If you’re really keen to participate and meet people I suggest the Scavenger Hunt (11:30pm Tuesday, Plaza) or Quiz Arvo (3pm Thursday Tavern). If you prefer to chill out, I recommend the Comedy Arvo (Monday 2pm, Matthew Flinders Theatre) or the Outdoor Cinema (Tuesday 5pm, Plaza). But really, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at any of the events.


Where is the first place you suggest hitting up on the plaza?

Without a doubt I suggest finding the FUSA stall and grabbing the gorgeous tote bag. Then you can wander the stalls and fill it up with free food and stationery. While you’re at it, keep an eye out for the caricaturist, BBQ lunches and performances on the main stage.


Can we get a sneak peak into the FUSA tote bag this year?

To match the Aussie theme, you’ll find some sunglasses, seedlings to plant and other goodies! Want to have a look?


How do you come up with ideas for O’Week?

FUSA works with the Transition Office and other services to organise the biggest events of the year. But all the ideas comes from our very talented O’Week Directors: students who meet several times a year, April to February, to brainstorm and represent what you want from O’Week. The O’Directors come a range of campuses, degrees and ages. They determine the theme, events and most importantly, the free food. Then the FUSA event staff get to the nitty gritty of making it happen. The O’Directors will be rocking blue shirts all week, so keep an eye out for them if you have any questions about becoming one in 2017 (oh, and did we mention they’re paid for their ideas?).


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