Guide: Seven events at AU in September
Get a taste of beer enthusiasm and new Danish music. Find out whether the world is worth living in without the humanities. And celebrate AU's birthday with a combination of sporting activities and draft beer. AU has woken from its Summer slumber and is full of events and recurring traditions. Here is your guide.
2 September: Beer tasting day
Once a year, Danish Beer Enthusiasts share their enthusiasm for the hop-based drink and keep up the tradition of inviting everyone to beer tasting in the Student Bar. There are three types to choose between, depending on what kind of beer you like – but there’s also the chance try them all.
- Time and venue: 20:00 – 03:00: The Student Bar
- Organiser: Danish Beer Enthusiasts, The Student Bar and Studenterhus Aarhus
- Price: From 64 kr. to 200 kr. depending on the kind of beer. Admission is free.
4-6 September: Study Fair
Photo: Anders Trærup/AU Communication
The study fair is a little bit like Christmas – even though it comes around every year, you still don’t want to miss it, plus there are presents. For three days, the Main Hall is converted into a winding path where thousands of students wander between stands being manned by companies and organisations who hand out free gadgets, good offers and sweets to the passers-by. You can also enjoy a cold beer in the courtyard, or visit different AU organisations if you want to get involved in something besides your studies. On 5 September, the International Student Fair is also targeted at international students. Find out more in our semester guide.
- Time and venue: 10.00 – 16.00 all three days in the Main Hall and the Ambulatory at Aarhus University
- Organiser: The Student Council at Aarhus University
- Price: Free
7 September: Want to run, but not alone? Then come to the Run For Friendship information meeting
Photo: Run For Friendship
Do you want to keep in shape, but find it hard to stay motivated? Are you training to run a half marathon? Or do you just want to combine exercise with meeting new people from the university and elsewhere? Run For Friendship is part of the Studenterhus Aarhus and organises running sessions twice a week, where you can both socialise and get guidance from professional coaches. Visit the information meeting to find out where, when and how they train and get answers to all your questions.
- Time and venue:17.00-19.00, Studenterhus Aarhus
- Price: Free
- Organiser: Run For Friendship
9. september: Secondhand-Bazaar
Photo: Studenterhus Aarhus
Spent all your money on new books for your studies? Or do you just want to go amok in second-hand clothes? Then stop by the second-hand bazaar that AU which comes around about once a month. You can also take a break from looking through clothes racks with a coffee break in the Student House, which will also be open.
- Time and venue: 12.00-15.00, Studenterhus Aarhus
- Organiser: Stakladen Live and Studenterhus Aarhus
- Price: Free – but you have to pay for the clothes you buy!
14 September: Is the world worth living in without the humanities?
Prominent speakers and panellists visit Aarhus University to discuss the ethical role of the humanities at a time where technology is making giant strides. The one-day conference focuses on topics including artificial intelligence, robots, and society's need for the humanities. There will be presentations by Research Director Raja Chatila from Centre national de la recherche scientifique and Professor Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht from Stanford University, together with shorter presentations from Danish researchers. The day will end with a panel debate with vice-dean at Arts Anne Marie Pahuus and representatives from Danish think tank DEA and the Alexandra Institute.
- Time og venue: 13.00-18.00, Stakladen, meeting room 2
- Price: Free, but registration is required
- Organiser: Human Futures, Aarhus Universitet
15 September: Denmark’s Biggest Friday Bar
Photo: Maria Randima
Like the study fair (see above), another recurring tradition is Denmark's Biggest Friday bar. A huge outdoor all-day party for the students which also celebrates Aarhus University's birthday. During the day students can compete in different sports, before enjoying live music in the University Park during the evening. Beer can naturally be consumed from start to finish in different themed tents.
- Time and venue: 08:00 – 00:00: The University Park
- Organiser: Studenterhus Aarhus, Aarhus University Sport, the Student Council at Aarhus University
- Price: Free
28-29 September: Newbees Festival '17 – New Danish tones
For two days, Stakladen will pulsate to the sound of new Danish music that the festival thinks you will be hearing in your radio tomorrow – or at least within the next couple of years. The programme has not been published yet, but previous bands include Minds of 99, The Rumour Said Fire and Ulige Numre. Want to spot an upcoming band? Then pay a visit to the festival.