The #lovehumanities day of action on 22 February will feature a fascinating mix of music, debate, lectures, art and poetry, all to highlight the valuable contribution teaching and learning the humanities, social sciences and arts make to New Zealand society.

Events are taking place around the country. Here’s a list of what’s happening where you are:

University of Otago

nz_otago_university_campus_from_above_loTime: all day from 12pm
Location: around campus

A full day humanities teach-in, featuring music, poetry, a guest lecture from the National President of the TEU, Sandra Grey, and a panel debate chaired by Nicola Gaston, author of Why Science is Sexist.

Victoria University, Wellington

Time: 5 – 6pm
Location: Hunter 220, Victoria University

Public forum on the Value of the Humanities chaired by Dr. Dougal McNeill with speakers Professor Lydia Wevers, Associate Professor Kate Hunter and Dr. Catherine Abou-Nemeh.

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Time: all day starting on 22 February
Location: Timaru campus, Reception, C and D Block corridors

For the Love of Art – An exhibition of work by students currently studying for an art degree at Otago Polytechnic.

Massey University – Albany

Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: in the atrium at Albany campus

The TEU will be hosting a stall at Orientation Week. Show your support and receive a gift.

Massey University – Manawatu

Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: on the concourse at the Manawatu campus

Humanities is da bomb!

Join the TEU and “bomb” the concourse with humanities hearts. There will be a selfie comp and prizes for those who engage in the “bombing”.

University of Canterbury

Time: 11.30am – 1pm
Location:  humanities green outside the Arts buildings

The TEU will be hosting a sausage sizzle in support of #lovehumanities


Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: in HUB by the food trucks

The TEU will be hosting a stall at Orientation Week. Show your support and receive a gift.