Guide: 10 events at AU you won’t want to miss

Once again, Omnibus presents a subjective and hand-picked selection from among the overwhelming range of events and arrangements at AU. This month you can take a tour de force in French wine, swing your hips at a salsa anniversary and speed-date your way to a student job.

Flexible hips and fun sketches

Photo: The Medical Student Revue  

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4 November: The Medical Student Revue 2016 – Zika, what a botch job

No less than 74 medical students promise glitter, good jokes and funny songs, when their traditional revue takes place at the theatre in Tivoli Friheden. The revue has become so popular that this year sees no less than four performances – and three of them are already sold out! So hurry and grab your tickets and take a friend along to enjoy a good laugh.

  • Time and venue: 15:30, Tivoli Friheden, Hermans
  • Price: DKK 85 + booking fee
  • Organiser: The Medical Student Revue
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6 November: Salsateks 10th anniversary

Are you ready to swing your hips to some quick rhythms? Then put on your dancing shoes and come along to Salsateks 10th anniversary! New beginners, experienced dancers, young or old – everyone is welcome to learn some moves on the dance floor from the professional teachers. Early arrival will be rewarded with free champagne to the first 50 people.

  • Time and venue: 19:30 - 23:00, Studenterhus Aarhus
  • Price: Free of charge for beginners
  • Organiser: Salsaclave
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The Political Animal

Photo: Oxfam IBIS

2 November: Debate on tax havens and inequality

What is Denmark's role in a world characterised by increasing inequality? This is the question that a panel of young politicians from Aarhus will attempt to answer, when they clash in a debate about the Panama papers, tax havens, inequality and foreign aid.

  • Time and venue: 19:00 - 21:00, Richard Mortensen Stuen, Studenterhuset
  • Price: Free of charge - and there will also be coffee and cake!
  • Organiser: Oxfam IBIS's taxation group in Aarhus
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14 November: World in chaos? Lecture with Clement Kjersgaard

Hard to avoid if you turn on the Danish TV channel DR2, and now you can see him in the flesh in Aarhus! Clement Kjersgaard visits AU to talk about the Western world's voter crisis, including his explanation of Brexit and the large-scale support for Donald Trump among Americans.

  • Time and venue: 16:00 - 18:00, Studenterhus Aarhus
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: Studenterhus Aarhus and Magasinet Ræson
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Career planning    

Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Communication

10 November: LinkedIn workshop Emdrup:

Learn how to create a professional LinkedIn profile, when career guidance counsellor from Karrierestedet at Job Centre Copenhagen, Nanna Heinø Mortensen, gives a two-hour presentation on how to actively use your LinkedIn profile, build-up a network while still a student, and use LinkedIn as a research and knowledge forum.

  • Time and venue: 12:00 - 15:00, AU Emdrup, Building 7220, Room 169
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: AU together with Karrierestedet at Job Centre Copenhagen
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16 November: Speed date your way to a student job

Are you looking for a student job or internship? Then come to speed dating and take advantage of the opportunity to network with lots of companies that all have one thing in common: They need to find someone to fill a student job or internship!

  • Time and venue: 16:00 - 18:00, Mogens Zielerstuen, Studenterhus Aarhus
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: Studenterhus Aarhus
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Geopolitics and global warming

Photo: Science and Technology, AU

17 November: From the first expedition to the latest research on Greenland, lectures

Get an insight into the history of research on Greenland, hear about military installations, environmental activists, and the Greenland ice sheet past and future, when Associate Professor Kristian Hvidtfelt Nielsen from The Centre for Science Studies and Associate Professor Nicolaj Hook Larsen from The Department of Geoscience and The Arctic Research Centre, give lectures at Foulum.

  • Time and venue: 19:00 - 21:00 AU Foulum
  • Price: Free
  • Organiser: Aarhus University
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What goes down...

Photo: TÅGEKAMMERET (The Science and Technology association) 

23 November: Bodycrashing

Chocolate-coated marzipan bars with mayonnaise, cat food washed down with buttermilk and blended take away. Just some of items that could be on the menu at the TÅGEKAMMERET bodycrashing competition. Brave volunteers wearing protective coveralls double as bucket holders when (rather than if) the strange menu items come up again. Not for the faint-hearted.

  • Time and venue: 19:00, Mathematical Laboratory
  • Price: Not yet available, but you can exchange your ticket for a beer or soft drink in the bar
  • Organiser: TÅGEKAMMERET (The Science and Technology association) 

 The alcoholic barometer

Photo: The Student Bar

3 November: Christmas beer for beer lovers

Even though Tuborg’s classic Christmas beer release tends to hog all the attention during the months of November and December, other Christmas beers are actually available. The Student Bar promises a selection of no less than 60-70 well-brewed alternatives to test your taste buds. If you are more inclined to traditional Christmas beer, it will be on tap in the Student Bar from 4 November.

  • Time and venue: 12:00 - 02:00 The Student Bar
  • Price: Free (but you have to pay for beer)
  • Organiser: The Student Bar
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10 November: Wining tasting’s Tour de France

In the more cultivated end of the alcohol spectrum, you have the Studenterhus Aarhus’ Tour de France in French wine, where all forms of alcoholic doping are naturally permitted – as long as they’re French, of course! Here you can taste a range of wines from the Loire valley, Alsace, Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhône districts, and learn a lot about classic French wines.

  • Time and venue: 19:00 - 20.30, Studenterhus Aarhus
  • Price: DKK 100/150 (members/non-members).
  • Organiser: Studenterhus Aarhus
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Recurring events

Photo: Emils Sungatulins

4 November: Academic quarter of an hour

Once or twice a month, you can spend some of your Friday tuning your ears to new music from upcoming bands, while enjoying a beer, when The Study Café invites you to the academic quarter of an hour. This time you can listen to a pair of folk-inspired artists in the form of Sundays and Death Machine – even though the latter’s musical roots might not harmonise fully with the band name.

  • Time and venue: 16:15 - 18:00, The Study Café
  • Price: Free
  • Frequency: 1-2 times a month
  • Organiser: Stakladen Live and Studenterhus Aarhus
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 Translated by Peter Lambourne