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Access and Inclusion

UCSA ORI ‘23 is your time to shine, and we want to make your experience as enjoyable as possible! If you have any questions or specific access requirements outside of the following, please contact us.

Our Events

We try our very best to put on an epic range of events throughout the year, and ORI ’23 is no different!

Throughout our ORI ’23 calendar you’ll find an event for everyone! While some events are aimed at different groups of students, everyone is always welcome to everything. Within these, if catering is offered there will always be a dietary option or two, and you will always see a smiling staff member available to help should you require any assistance.

Our Festivals

The festival site for ORI ’23 (TOGA, Summer Stein and Mardi Gras) has the following features:

  • The site is flat and fully wheelchair accessible
  • All portaloos on site are gender neutral
  • There is an accessible portaloo clearly marked and located close to the stage, and inside Haere-roa
  • Our staff members will be wearing Rainbow lanyards or pins to show our support for the Rainbow community. This represents our commitment to providing a safe and comfortable environment for all LGBTQIA+ attendees, artists, staff and contractors
  • We have a Chill Out Zone available away from the Main Stage to provide a lower sensory area to take a break in, with a variety of seating options


Haere-roa is the home of the UCSA, and is designed for everyone, regardless of whether an event is on or not:

  • There are Mobility Car Parks located close to Haere-roa’s main entrance and the route to the entrance is step free
  • The building features two lifts up to each half of the second story
  • Haere-roa is visually transparent and wheelchair accessible
  • There are several accessible toilets within the building, including in the Social Space and the Ngaio Marsh Theatre on the first floor, and in the Bentley’s bathrooms on the second floor These are all clearly marked
  • All bathrooms within the building are gender neutral
  • The Ngaio Marsh Theatre features a hearing loop – both passive and active
  • The feature lights down Central Street are usually set in colours of the rainbow
  • The stairs up to the building from campus are painted with the Progress Pride Flag