SPACE Chat is open for queer and questioning students and has an exciting new format for 2017! SPACE Chat will be a drop in session so you can come and go as needed. We'll have a few different zones - tea and chat, quiet zone for reading or listening to music, and activities such a card games and colouring in. So that people feel comfortable to ask questions and talk about personal experiences we ask that everyone to respect principals of confidentiality and privacy.

SPACE Chat will run on Mondays 3pm - 5pm, starting on Monday 6th March and finishing on the 19th June. We will be located in the Evison Lounge, first floor, OUSA Clubs and Societies.

SPACE Seminar is open to all, queer, questioning and queer friendly students, staff. Two - three times per semester we invite a guest from the local Queer Community to speak about themselves, their work or passion.

Our guest speakers for semester one 2017 include:

Brighid Morgan, who will speak during Diversity Week on Wednesday 5th April, 12pm - 12.50pm in Room 5, first floor, OUSA Clubs and Societies.

"Brighid Morgan is a bisexual student, writer, Youtube content creator and part-time activist. The Unphased Project, her main creative output, is a Dunedin-based series of video interviews that aim to celebrate the diversity of bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, demisexual, asexual and other non-monosexual queer people, in New Zealand and beyond."

Gareth Treharne, who will speak on Wednesday 3rd May, 12pm - 12.50pm in Room 5, first floor, OUSA Clubs and Societies.

"Dr Gareth Treharne’s is a lecturer within the Department of Psychology. His research interests are in health psychology, illness perceptions, sexuality and gender, and the application of qualitative and quantitative research methods."

SPACE Chat and SPACE Seminar will be held in Room 5, first floor, OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre, 84 Albany Street.

For more information or to get regular updates, email q.support@ousa.org.nz

*'Queer' is a term used to describe the many variations of sexual attraction and sex/gender identity, including intersex, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, asexual, fa'afafine, takatapui, lesbian, bisexual and gay. Although it may not be the preferred term for everyone, it is used to challenge binary representations of sexuality, sex, and gender.